Perfect in Their Misery

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Hideous creatures revel in looking at themselves in a hand mirror as dead birds lie on the table
And they, so perfect in their misery,
Not once perceive their foul disfigurement,
But boast themselves more comely than before

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Robarts Library, the Internet Archive
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Dated 1914

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Hideous and monstrous creatures—some with horns or pig’s snout, some in dressy outfits—revel in looking at themselves in a hand mirror as dead birds can be seen on the table before them.

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