John Gay

(30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732 / Barnstaple, England)

Sweet William's Farewell to Black-ey'd Susan: A Ballad


1 All in the Downs the fleet was moor'd,
2 The streamers waving in the wind,
3 When black-ey'd Susan came aboard.
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  • Rookie - 279 Points Marilyn Lott (8/31/2007 9:27:00 AM)

    So exciting to read a poem like this that was written
    so long ago. I love having my poems mixed with work
    from poets in the past!

    Marilyn (Report) Reply

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