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Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

Rondeau


              1Jenny kissed me when we met,
              2    Jumping from the chair she sat in;
              3Time, you thief, who love to get
              4    Sweets into your list, put that in:
              5Say I'm weary, say I'm sad,
              6    Say that health and wealth have missed me,
              7Say I'm growing old, but add,
              8    Jenny kissed me.

Notes

1] The Jenny of the poem is said to have been Jane Welsh Carlyle, wife of Thomas Carlyle.


Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Monthly Chronicle (London: Longman, 1838). AP M664 MICR mfm Robarts Library
First publication date: 1838
RPO poem editor: J. D. Robins
RP edition: 2RP.2.157; RPO 1996-2000.
Recent editing: 2:2002/3/8

Form: couplets


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