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
- 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), "Sweet Isabell", 1969, from A Garland for Marjory Fleming, no. 4. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Carol Rasmussen
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Word count: 105