Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE PRIDE OF WESTMORELAND, by GORDON BOTTOMLEY

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THE PRIDE OF WESTMORELAND, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I met a man of ninety-three
Last Line: Like harry the eighth before me.
Subject(s): Marriage; Old Age; Weddings; Husbands; Wives

I MET a man of ninety-three
Who took my hand in his,
He took my hand and shook my hand
And gave my wife a kiss;
"You've married the pride of Westmoreland"
He said, and he looked his fill --
But a hearty man of ninety-three
May kiss whomever he will.

There's a deal of truth and wisdom too
In a man of ninety-three,
Yet I did not need an aged man
To find the maid for me;
When I married the pride of Westmoreland
Youth's wisdom did not floor me --
I took my pick in Kendal town
Like Harry the Eighth before me.

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