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- SALLY Salter, she was a young teacher who taught,
- And her friend, Charley Church, was a preacher who praught,
- Though his enemies called him a screecher who scraught.
- His heart, when he saw her, kept sinking and sunk,
- And his eye, meeting hers, began winking, and wunk;
- While she, in her turn, kept thinking, and thunk.
- He hastened to woo her, and sweetly he wooed,
- For his love grew until to a mountain it grewed,
- And what he was longing to do then he doed.
- In secret he wanted to speak, and he spoke,
- To seek with his lips what his heart long had soke;
- So he managed to let the truth leak, and it loke.
- He asked her to ride to the church, and they rode;
- They so sweetly did glide that they both thought they glode,
- And they came to the place to be tied, and were toed.
- Then homeward, he said, let us drive, and they drove,
- And as soon as they wished to arrive, they arrove,
- For whatever he couldn't contrive, she controved.
- The kiss he was dying to steal, then he stole;
- At the feet where he wanted to kneel then he knole;
- And he said, "I feel better than ever I fole."
- So they to each other kept clinging, and clung,
- While Time his swift circuit was winging, and wung;
- And this was the thing he was bringing, and brung:
- The man Sally wanted to catch, and had caught;
- That she wanted from others to snatch, and had snaught;
- Was the one that she now liked to scratch, and she scraught.
- Anc Charley's warm love began freezing, and froze,
- While he took to teazing, and cruelly toze
- The girl he had wished to be squeezing, and squoze.
- "Wretch!" he cried, when she threatened to leave him, and left,
- "How could you deceive me, as you have deceft?"
- And she answered, "I promised to cleave, and I've cleft."
- Phoebe Cary
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