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A CHILD'S MINT, by            
First Line: When young, I kissed a miser man
Last Line: Cry out for silver, and for gold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Debt; Poverty; Social Problems


When young, I kissed a miser man,
A brand new penny for my pain;
In case he asked for a ha-penny back,
I kissed him once and then again.

With kisses here, and kisses there,
I kissed for all that I could get;
I had a mint so rich and full
That kisses paid my every debt.

My kisses now are wind, not breath,
In refuse-heaps they lie unsold;
All debts and favours, all demands,
Cry out for silver, and for gold.





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