To Lydia. Impromptu Complimentary on Seeing Her New India-Rubber Ear
Anatomy, Invention, Gender, Politics
This considers Lydia's 'mimic ear / Cast in caoutchouc so queer', which will 'feel no nipping breezes', and which will mean that she will turn 'A cold deaf ear' to her lover. This may refer to the female suffragist Lydia E Becker, who first came to public prominence in March 1867.
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