by Marjory Fleming (1803 - 1811)

Sweet Isabell
Language: English 
Here lies sweet Isabell in bed
Wearing a nightcap on her head
Her skin is soft her face is fair
And she has very pretty hair
She and I in bed lie nice
And undisturbed by rats or mice
She is disgusted by Mister Worgan
Although he plays upon the organ
A not of ribans on her head
Her cheak is tinged with concious red
Her nails are neat her teeth are white
Her eyes are very very bright
In a conspicuos town she lives
And to the poor her money gives
Here ends sweet Isabellas story
And may it be much to her glory


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Researcher for this text: Carol Rasmussen

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 105