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THE MARRIAGE OF COCK ROBIN AND JENNY WREN.

It was on a merry time,

,
When Jenny Wren was young,
So neatly as she danced,

And so sweetly as she sung, —
Robin Redbreast lost his heart:

He was a gallant bird ;
He doffed his hat to Jenny,

And thus to her he said :
My dearest Jenny Wren,
If
you

will but be mine,
You shall dine on cherry-pie,

And drink nice currant-wine.
I'll dress you like a Goldfinch,

Or like a Peacock gay;
So if

you

'll have me, Jenny, Let us appoint the day.” Jenny blushed behind her fan,

And thus declared her mind : “ Then let it be to-morrow, Bob : I take

offer kind. Cherry-pie is very good,

your

So is currant-wine,
But I'll wear my russet gown,

And never dress too fine.'
And first came Parson Rook,

With his spectacles and band; And one of Mother Hubbard's books

He held within his hand.

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THE MARRIAGE OF COCK ROBIN AND JENNY WREN.

Then followed him the Lark,

For he could sweetly sing;
And he was to be the clerk

At Cock Robin's wedding.
The Goldfinch came on next,

To give away the bride ;
The Linnet, being bridesmaid,

Walked by Jenny's side ;
And as she was a-walking,

Said, “ Upon my word,
I think that your Cock Robin

Is a very pretty bird.'
The Bullfinch walked by Robin,

And thus to him did say,
Pray, mark, friend Robin Redbreast,

That Goldfinch dressed so gay ;
What though her gay apparel

Becomes her very well?
Yet Jenny's modest dress and look

Must bear away the bell.”
Then came the bride and bridegroom;

Quite plainly was she dressed,
And blushed so much, her cheeks were

As red as Robin's breast.
But Robin cheered her up;

My pretty Jen,” said he,
We're going to be married,

And happy we shall be.”

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