Jacob

Original Text: 
Phoebe Cary, Poems and Parodies (Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1854): 191. Internet Archive. OCLC Id: 00271599. Poems of Alice and Phoebe Cary With Notes (A. L. Burt, n.d.): 136. York University PS 1263 A25 B8
2    About five stories high;
3A man I thought that none would get,
4    And very few would try.
5A boulder, by a larger stone
6    Half hidden in the mud,
7Fair as a man when only one
8    Is in the neighborhood.
9He lived unknown, and few could tell
10    When Jacob was not free;
11But he has got a wife,--and O!
12    The difference to me!

Notes

RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2000.
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