Run off is Jessy Watson fair Her eyes do sparkel, she's good hair But Mrs. Leath you now shal be Now and for all Eternity Such merry spirits I do hate But now it's over and to late For to retract such vows you cant And you must now love your galant But I am sure you will repent And your poor heart will then relent Your poor poor father will repine And so would I if you were mine But now be good for this time past And let this folly be your last
- by Marjory Fleming (1803 - 1811) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 - 2012), "On Jessy Watsons elopement", 1969, from A Garland for Marjory Fleming, no. 3. [text verified 1 time]
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