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TO THE OLD COLONIAL HOMES OF
VIRGINIA

In royal beauty, with their columned strength,
They stand, in stately dignity and pride;

These grand old homes our honored fathers built—
Homes which to win and keep, they lived and died.

Their carven stairs the tread of tiny feet

Have hallowed—baby feet they've upward led;

Their stately rooms are rich in echoes sweet
Of voices glad before which shadows fled.

Long may these dear colonial homes endure;

Virginia's hallowed homes, wherein she rears
Her lovely daughters, steadfast, true and pure;

Her noble, loyal sons, who know no fears.

Long may their stately portals wide be held

To welcome to their hospitable halls
The lofty and lowly—stranger, friend—

Rest, peace and joy to find within their walls.

Lucy Peeston Beale, Assistant Hostess to Mrs. Swanson. Buchanan, Virginia.

MRS. CLAUDE A. SWANSON

Hostess of the Virginia Building

To Mrs. Swanson—Most fit dispenser of the hospitality of the Old Dominion, and perfect type of her fair and lovely women.

In the language of Mrs. Donald McLean, "The most accomplished hostess in America."

To Mrs. Swanson—Governor of Virginia! For all Virginians echo the sentiment of her gallant husband when he says: "The women rule in Virginia. Mrs. Swanson is Governor of Virginia."

JtTLIa WYATT BULLABd.

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