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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
“As Jockey and Jenny Together Was Laid”
(A Broadside Song with music, c. 1720)

AS Jockey and Jenny together was laid,
Jockey was happy, no less seemed the Maid,
She often did Sigh, and cried, Jockey with thee
My life tho’ in Bondage would seem to be free.
Jockey for Jenny who often did Burn,        5
Did Sigh to her Sighs and kind Language return,
There’s no Pair so happy so much of one Mind,
As Jockey to Jenny to Jenny inclined.
Content with each other in humble retreat,
They court not new Beauties, nor envy the great;        10
He’ll not quit his Nymph, nor the Nymph quit her swain,
For Pleasures yet thought of, or Riches to gain.
Come all you gay Courtiers who greatness admire,
And shine in gilt Coaches with pompous attire,
Regard the true pleasure this couple enjoys,        15
For Jockey to Jenny to Jenny ne’er cloys.
While you quit your Silvia for Cloe’s bright eyes,
Amynta pursue, you fair Cloe despise,
When one Nymph’s undone you another undo,
And rambling the Fair does the same thing by you,        20
Till Nature grows weary, decrepit, and poor,
Not aged, but quite has exhausted her store,
’Tis Jockey and Jenny the true taste,
Be constant like us and your pleasures will last.

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