Amy Margaret's Five Years Old

Original Text: 
Evil May-Day (London: David Stott, 1882). Del A446 E45 1883 Fisher Rare Book Library.
1Amy Margaret's five years old,
2Amy Margaret's hair is gold,
3Dearer twenty-thousand-fold
4    Than gold, is Amy Margaret.
5"Amy" is friend, is "Margaret"
7Or peeping daisy, summer's pet?
8    Which are you, Amy Margaret?
9A friend, a daisy, and a pearl,
10A kindly, simple, precious girl, --
11Such, howsoe'er the world may twirl,
12    Be ever,--Amy Margaret!


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Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1999.