Verse > Anthologies > Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. > A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895
Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
Nancy Dawson
Herbert P. Horne (b. 1864)
NANCY DAWSON, Nancy Dawson,
  Not so very long ago
    Some one wronged you from sheer love, dear;
    Little thinking it would crush, dear,
  All I cherished in you so.        5
But now, what’s the odds, my Nancy?
Where ’s the guinea, there ’s the fancy.
Are you Nancy, that old Nancy?
        Nancy Dawson.
Nancy Dawson, Nancy Dawson,        10
  I forget you, what you were;
    Till I feel the sad hours creep, dear,
    O’er my heart; as o’er my cheek, dear,
  Once of old, that old, old hair:
And then, unawares, my Nancy,        15
I remember, and I fancy
You are Nancy, that old Nancy;
        Nancy Dawson.


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