Clipping:A gift to a lighthouse keeper

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Date Sunday, July 10, 1870

DELICATE COMPLIMENT.–It is said that the White Stockings, of Chicago, recently presented Miss Ida Lewis, the famous Newport heroine, a costly pair of white stockings, fashioned curiously from a rare lace, with the emblems of the great American game elaborately worked over them. The stockings, which were imported at an expense of some five hundred dollars in gold, were accompanied by a very artistically-engrossed certificate of honorary membership in the club, and these verses:

“If these poor stockings mar thy sight,

Drawn o’er they feet so fair,

They’ll blush to find themselves less white

And turn Red Stockings there!

But if thy rosy lips they spy

As kiss them thou may’st deign,

With envy they will lose their dye–

White Stockings once again!”

Source New York Sunday Mercury
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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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