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berenice


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  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BERENICE'S  :HAIR:,  n.  A  constellation  (_Coma  Berenices_)  named  in  honor 
  of  one  who  sacrificed  her  hair  to  save  her  husband. 
 
  Her  locks  an  ancient  lady  gave 
  Her  loving  husband's  life  to  save; 
  And  men  --  they  honored  so  the  dame  -- 
  Upon  some  stars  bestowed  her  name 
 
  But  to  our  modern  married  fair, 
  Who'd  give  their  lords  to  save  their  hair, 
  No  stellar  recognition's  given 
  There  are  not  stars  enough  in  heaven. 
  G.J.