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I looked for Maxine Kumi's poems after reading Credo and several other poems by her in No More Masks, an anthology of 20th centurywomen poets.
She was twenty-two. He was fifty-three,a duke, a widower with ten children. They met in Paris, each in exile fromthe English Civil War. Virginal and terrified, still she agreedto marry him. Though women were mere chattel