|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Albert Gorton Greene (18021868)|
|QUOTATION:||Old Grimes is dead, that good old man|
We never shall see more;
He used to wear a long black coat
All buttoned down before. 1
John Lee is dead, that good old man,
We neer shall see him more;
He used to wear an old drab coat
All buttoned down before.
To the memory of John Lee, who died May 21, 1823.
An Inscription in Matherne Churchyard.
Old Abram Brown is dead and gone,
Youll never see him more;
He used to wear a long brown coat
That buttoned down before.
Halliwell: Nursery Rhymes of England, p. 60. [back]