COURTSHIP, MARRIAGE, AND
Cock Robin & Jenny Wren
WITH THE DEATH AND BURIAL OF POOR COCK ROBIN.
Embellished with Thirty Neat Coloured Engravings.
London: Printed and Sold by Dean and Munday, Threadneedle-Street. Price Six-pence.
COURTSHIP, MARRIAGE, &c.
Cock Robin and Jenny Wren.
Says Robin to Jenny, If you will be mine, You shall eat pies and puddings, And drink currant-wine.
Jenny consented; the day was named, The joyful news the Cock proclaimed.
Together came the Rook and Lark, The one as Parson, t'other Clerk.
The Goldfinch gave the bride away, Who promis'd always to obey.
The feathery tenants of the air Towards the Feast each gave a share.
The jovial party din'd together, And fine and pleasant was the weather.
The Nightingale was then call'd on, To give the company a song.
The Linnet and the Goldfinch too, Both sung as sweet as they could do.
And Robin and his pretty mate Together lived in happy state.
But doleful to relate, one day, A Hawk with Jenny flew away:
And Robin, by a wicked Sparrow, Was shot dead with bow and arrow!
THE DEATH AND BURIAL OF POOR COCK ROBIN.
The Birds of the air fell to sighing and sobbing, When they heard the sad fate of poor Cock Robin.
This cruel Sparrow Kill'd Cock Robin with bow & arrow.
This little Fly Saw poor Cock Robin die.
This little Fish Caught his blood in the dish.
His shroud, by the Beetle, Was made with thread-and-needle.
This Owl so brave Dug poor Cock Robin's grave.
His coffin, at night, Was borne by the Kite.
I, said the Rook, Will preach from my book.
Amen, said the Lark, Who assisted as Clerk.
To light them, the Linnet Fetched a Torch in a minute.
These Wrens so small, Bore poor Cock Robin's pall
Says the innocent Dove, I will mourn for my Love.
The Bull tolled the Bell, For poor Cock Robin's funeral knell.
All the birds in the air Fell to sighing and sobbing, When they heard the bell toll For poor Cock Robin:
And vow'd that the Sparrow, Who his life took away, Should be tried for the murder The very next day.
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Dean and Munday, Printers, Threadneadle-Street, London.