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Girl circus rider, ca. 1880's
Raphael Tuck & Sons

An example of greeting card verse by the prolific Frederick Langbridge, who wrote for the Tuck firm for over fifteen years:

	The Circus! Magic sawdust ring
	Where clown would cut his Killing caper,
	And acrobats would whirl and spring
	And riders crash through hoops of paper!
	The season's fun, the season's rest
	From cares that strain and overwork us
	Shall come with all the piquant zest
	Of childhood's mad and merry circus.

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