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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Ireland: Vol. V.  1876–79.
 
Coleraine
Kitty of Coleraine
Anonymous
 
AS beautiful Kitty one morning was tripping
  With a pitcher of milk from the fair of Coleraine,
When she saw me she stumbled, the pitcher it tumbled,
  And all the sweet buttermilk watered the plain.
 
O, what shall I do now, ’t was looking at you now,        5
  Sure, sure, such a pitcher I ’ll ne’er meet again,
’T was the pride of my dairy, O Barney M’Leary,
  You ’re sent as a plague to the girls of Coleraine.
 
I sat down beside her, and gently did chide her
  That such a misfortune should give her such pain,        10
A kiss I then gave her,—before I did leave her,
  She vowed for such pleasure she ’d break it again.
 
’T was hay-making season, I can’t tell the reason,
  Misfortunes will never come single,—that ’s plain,
For very soon after poor Kitty’s disaster,        15
  The devil a pitcher was whole in Coleraine.
 
 
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