Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
To A Friend
by William Carlos Williams
Well, Lizzie Anderson! seventeen men—and
the baby hard to find a father for!
What will the good Father in Heaven say
to the local judge if he do not solve this problem?
A little two-pointed smile and—pouff!—
the law is changed into a mouthful of phrases.