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Eugene Field Poem
Sister's Cake
 by Eugene Field

I'd not complain of Sister Jane, for she was good and kind,
Combining with rare comeliness distinctive gifts of mind;
Nay, I'll admit it were most fit that, worn by social cares,
She'd crave a change from parlor life to that below the stairs,
And that, eschewing needlework and music, she should take
Herself to the substantial art of manufacturing cake.

At breakfast, then, it would befall that Sister Jane would say:
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Births on this day in history

  • 01/25/1949 - John Cooper Clarke - English poet and critic
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  • 01/25/1824 - Michael Madhusudan Dutt - Indian poet and playwright (d. 1873)
  • 01/25/1759 - Robert Burns - Scottish poet and songwriter (d. 1796)

Deaths on this day in history

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