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41. a Southern Scene. “O mammy! have you heard the news?” Thus spake a Southern child, As in the nurse's aged face She upward glanced and smiled. ”What news you mean, my little one? It must be mighty fine, To make my darling's face so red, Her sunny blue eyes shine.“ ”Why, Abram Lincoln, don't you know, The Yankee President, Whose ugly picture once we saw, When up to town we went. ”Well, he is going to free you all, And make you rich and grand, And you'll be dressed in silk and gold, Like the proudest in the land. ”A gilded coach shall carry you Where'er you wish to ride; And, mammy, all your work shall be Forever laid aside.“ The eager speaker paused for breath, And then the old nurse said, While closer to her swarthy cheek She pressed the golden head: ”My little missus, stop and res'-- You‘ talking mighty fas'; Jes' look up dere, and tell me what You see in yonder glass? ”You sees old mammy's wrinkly face, As black as any coal; And underneath her handkerchief Who