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Poem by Christopher Smart


The Long-Nosed Fair


Once on a time I fair Dorinda kiss'd,
Whose nose was too distinguish'd to be miss'd;
My dear, says I, I fain would kiss you closer,
But tho' your lips say aye--your nose says, no, Sir.--
The maid was equally to fun inclin'd,
And plac'd her lovely lily-hand behind;
Here, swain, she cry'd, may'st thou securely kiss,
Where there's no nose to interrupt thy bliss. 



Christopher Smart


Christopher Smart's other poems:
  1. Psalm 114
  2. Psalm 23
  3. Psalm 58
  4. Where's the Poker?
  5. On A Lady Throwing Snow-Balls At Her Lover


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