Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE MECHANICK PREFERRED, by ROYALL TYLER

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First Line: One day lively sue, at a female tea-drinking
Last Line: But give me, o give me, a cooper for mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Actors & Actresses

ONE day lively Sue, at a female tea-drinking,
Says, Come tell me girls, for I have been thinking,
If we all had our choice to be married tomorrow,
What business in life our husbands should follow?
Why, I'd have a Doctor, says Sally the witty;
And I'd have a Lawyer, says Sophy the pretty;
Says Nancy the sober, from both these I pass on,
Give me for my husband, the lovely young parson.
I am not so high-minded, says sly little Mary,
As to raise my ambition to men literary;
Those wise learned husbands to you I resign,
But give me, O give me, a COOPER for mine.

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