O lovely O most charming pug Thy graceful air and heav'nly mug The beauties of his mind do shine And ev'ry bit is shaped so fine Your very tail is most devine Your teeth is whiter than the snow You are a great buck and a [bow]1 Your eyes are of so fine a shape More like a christians than an ape His cheeks is like the roses blume Your hair is like the ravens plume His noses cast is of the roman He is a very pretty [weoman]2 I could not get a rhyme for roman And was oblidged to call it weoman
2 to rhyme with 'roman'
- by Marjory Fleming (1803 - 1811) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 - 2012), "Sonnet on a Monkey", 1969, from A Garland for Marjory Fleming, no. 5. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Carol Rasmussen
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Word count: 104