by (Enoch) Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931)

The Fan Song
Language: English 
A fan may talk when a virtuous girl must remain silent.
If you would choose a lover, the language of the fan is most helpful.
Should a young man approach who is not to your taste,
  the fan warns him of your disdain.
But should a youth draw near whose glance sweetly perturbs you,
The fan will fall - by merest chance - and he will seize it.
That same night you will hear beneath your window a serenade,
  the rest will follow.
A fan may talk when a virtuous girl must remain silent.

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Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

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