Werther had a love for Charlotte Such as words could never utter; Would you know how first he met her? She was cutting bread and butter. Charlotte was a married lady, And a moral man was Werther, And, for all the wealth of Indies, Would do nothing for to hurt her. So he sighed and pined and ogled, And his passion boiled and bubbled, Till he blew his silly brains out, And no more was by it troubled. Charlotte, having seen his body Borne before her on a shutter, Like a well-conducted person, Went on cutting bread and butter.
Song Cycle by Carey Blyton (1932 - 2002)
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- by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863), "Sorrows of Werther", appears in Miscellanies: Prose and Verse, Volume I, first published 1855 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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