Friday, 26 September 2014

Poetry Corner #16

This week's choice is a poem from satirist Henry Carey (1687 - 1743).  The extract I have chosen was thought to have been from a poem inspired by one of his wives called Sarah.


( An extract from) Sally in our Alley 

Of all the girls that are so smart
There’s none like pretty Sally;
She is the darling of my heart,
And she lives in our alley.
There is no lady in the land
Is half so sweet as Sally;
She is the darling of my heart,
And she lives in our alley.

Her father he makes cabbage-nets,
And through the streets does cry ’em;
Her mother she sells laces long
To such as please to buy ’em;
But sure such folks could ne’er beget
So sweet a girl as Sally!
She is the darling of my heart,
And she lives in our alley.

Henry Carey 1687-1743

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