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The Souvenir of Western Women/The College Girl

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The College Girl

By EVA EMERY DYE,
Oregon City Or.


What becomes of the college girl,
The girl of cap and gown?
Does she sit apart, aloft, alone,
A grim "bas bleu" upon a throne,
Wrapped in her own renown?


What becomes of the college girl,
The girl of lofty thought?
Let our schoolrooms speak, where day by day
Young pulsing hearts of plastic clay
Are into beauty wrought.


What becomes of the college girl,
The girl of mother-heart?
At the cradle side she kneels with pride—
Her willing hands by love are tied
To life's divinest art.


What becomes of the college girl,
The girl of book and pen?
She is training sons, the future great.
Creating heroes for the state,
A mother unto men.


What becomes of the college girl,
The girl of classic hall?
In social walk or civic strife,
In church or home or school, her life
Uplifts and sweetens all.


What becomes of the college girl,
From college classes flown?
Praise spoils her not, nor blame dismays;
Her cultured breadth gives power to raise
A standard of her own.


What becomes of the college girl,
The girl of purpose broad?
As girlhood's faith contagious burned,
Her woman's prayer mayhap hath turned
Some nearer unto God.