Sonnets of a Chorus Girl, a 1909 how-to-marry-a-millionaire manual by S.E. Kiser, with numerous illustrations by Henry S. Eddy, is divided into 17 instructive poems. Here's the first one:
An Easy Mash
Last night I saw him in the second row;
You ought of saw the way he looked at me!
And when I done my fancy kick — oh, gee!
He simply yelled, it seemed to please him so.
They say his father has a pile of dough
And he's the only son. I guess I'll see
If something can't be done. It ought to be
An easy thing to get the boy in tow.
He don't look much as though he knew a lot,
But if he has money I won't care;
I guess I wouldn't like to have a yacht
And ropes of pearls and fancy things to wear!
And then there are the papers — think of what
They'll say when I have caught my millionaire.