The Darling

Original Text: 
Joseph Skipsey, Songs and Lyrics (London: Walter Scott, 1892): 91. British Library 011653.m.45
1Misfortune is a darling, ever
2    Most faithful to the minstrel race;
3Let low-bred wretches shun them, never
4    Yet acted she a part so base.
5True, oft by her the bard discovers
6    He's stript of all he once possest;
7But then, just like your sculpture-lovers,
8    She likes her idols naked, best.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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