NABOKV-L post 0002460, Fri, 10 Oct 1997 20:17:48 -0700

Query: Esmeralda
In his 1953 poem "Lines Written in Oregon," the opening and closing lines
invoke "Esmeralda." The only off-hand association I can make with the
name is the gypsy dancing girl in *The Hunchback of Notre Dame* but this
doesn't seem to lead anywhere. Any ideas out there?

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