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Jenny Kissed Me
- Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

    Jenny kissed me when we met,
        Jumping from the chair she sat in;
    Time, you thief! who love to get
        Sweets into your list, put that in.
    Say I'm weary, say I'm sad;
        Say that health and wealth have miss'd me;
    Say I'm growing old, but add-
                                      Jenny kiss'd me.


See also, Bruce E. Newling's Jenny Merely Kissed Me

The above poem can be found for example in:

  • Bryant, William Cullen, ed. A New Library of Poetry and Song (Utopian Edition). Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927.
  • Phillips, Louis, ed. The Random House Treasury of Light Verse. New York: Random House, 1995.