The Ballad of the Belle
by her successor Nordstrom Bailey Mark Farrell
WHEN PIERPONT MORGAN heard the call
To quit this mortal scene,
He spoke his final earthly words
To Belle da Costa Greene:
"I mean to keep an eye on you
From heaven or from hell!
No man shall have what I had not!" "That's fine with me," said Belle;
"As love has struck me from his slate,
So I my book strike clean.
No man shall foist the married state
On Belle da Costa Greene."
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Book title: Morgan Library Ghost Stories.
Contributors: Inge Dupont - Editor, Hope Mayo - Editor, John DePol - Illustrator.
Publisher: Fordham University Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1990.
Page number: 58.
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