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Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950). Spoon River Anthology. 1916.

143. Hortense Robbins

MY name used to be in the papers daily

As having dined somewhere,

Or traveled somewhere,

Or rented a house in Paris,

Where I entertained the nobility.

I was forever eating or traveling,

Or taking the cure at Baden-Baden.

Now I am here to do honor

To Spoon River, here beside the family whence I sprang.

No one cares now where I dined,

Or lived, or whom I entertained,

Or how often I took the cure at Baden-Baden!