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Is It Like This in Brooklyn?

("Instinctively we think of woman as a creature to be coddled, and not to be excited emotionally."—Editorial, Brooklyn Eagle.)

I think my cook a creature to be coddled,
To my laundress I know just the things to say,
And my bearing to my scrubwoman is modelled
On the bedside manner of a better day.
To the women in my factory I mention
What divine and fragile flowers women are,
And my constant intervention spares my typist nervous tension,
And my switchboard girl has never known a jar.

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