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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
 
“When Flora Had on Her New Gown”
Anonymous
 
(From Bristol Drollery, c. 1674)

WHEN Flora had on her new Gown a,
And each pretty flower was blown a,
  E’re the Scythe cut the grass,
  I met a pretty Lass,
And I gave her a dainty green Gown a.        5
 
She got up again, and did frown a,
And call’d me both Coxcomb and Clown a,
  ’Cause I kiss’d lip and cheek,
  T’other thing did not seek,
When I had her so featly there down a.        10
 
’Twixt anger and shame then a blush a,
Came over my face with a flush a;
  But what I lost on the grass,
  Like a good natur’d Lass,
She afforded me under a Bush a.        15
 
 
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