Girl circus rider, ca. 1880's
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.