Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hugh Porter of Moneyslane

I am fortunate enough to have an original 1813 edition of the poems of Hugh Porter. His 'country rhymes' are exceptional - clever, humourous, satirical, witty. Here's the intro of one I read the other day, entitled 'To the Most Noble Marquis of Downshire':

My Lord,
While friends an' folk o' fame,
Wi' compliments salute ye,
I maun contented sit at hame
An' barely think about ye