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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
“My Jockey Blyth for What Thou Hast Done”
(From Orpheus Caledonius, ii., c. 1733)

MY Jocky blyth for what thou hast done,
  There is nae help nor mending;
For thou hast jogg’d me out of Tune,
  For a’ thy fair pretending.
My Mither sees a Change on me,        5
  For my Complexion dashes,
And this alas! has been with thee
  Sae late amang the Rashes.
My Peggy, what I’ve said I’ll do,
  To free thee frae her Scouling;        10
Come then, and let us buckle to,
  Nae langer let’s be fooling:
For her content I’ll instant wed,
  Since thy Complexion dashes;
And then we’ll try a Feather-bed,        15
  ’Tis faster than the Rashes.
Then Jocky since thy Love’s so true,
  Let Mither scoul, I’m easy:
Sae lang’s I live I ne’er shall rue
  For what I’ve done to please thee.        20
And there’s my hand I’ll ne’er complain:
  O! well’s me on the Rashes;
When e’er thou likes I’ll do’t again
  And a Feg for a’ their Clashes.

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