Polly

Original Text: 
W. B. Rand, Lilliput Lyrics, ed. R. Brimley Johnson (London: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1899): 112-15. del F Fisher Rare Book Library.
1Brown eyes,
2    Straight nose;
3Dirt pies,
4    Rumpled clothes;
5Torn books,
6    Spoilt toys;
7Arch looks,
8    Unlike a boy's;
9Little rages,
10    Obvious arts;
11(Three her age is,)
12    Cakes, tarts;
13Falling down
14    Off chairs;
15Breaking crown
16    Down stairs;
17Catching flies
18    On the pane;
19Deep sighs,--
20    Cause not plain.
21Bribing you
22    With kisses
23For a few
24    Farthing blisses;
25Wide awake,
26    As you hear,
27"Mercy's sake,
28    Quiet, dear!"
29New shoes,
30    New frock;
31Vague views
32    Of what's o'clock
33When it's time
34    To go to bed,
35And scorn sublime
36    Of what is said;
37Folded hands,
38    Saying prayers,
39Understands
40    Not, nor cares;
41Thinks it odd,
42    Smiles away;
43Yet may God
44    Hear her pray!
45Bedgown white,
46    Kiss Dolly;
47Good-night!--
48    That's Polly,
49Fast asleep,
50    As you see;
51Heaven keep
52    My girl for me!
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2000.
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