To my little niece Anne Duyckinck, aged 9 years
e-mail message (Mary Van Deusen, August 6, 1999).
1To his charming black-eyed niece
2Uncle Harry wishest peace!
3Wishes roses over strow'd
4O'er her sublunary road!
5No rude winds around her howl,
6O'er her head no tempests scowl;
7No red lightnings flash around,
8No loud thunders rock the ground!
9Bright has been her morning sun,
10Brighter still be that to come!
11All a blue serene above,
12Within, all innocence and love.
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