Poem of the day

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jane-austenSince March is Women’s History month I will be posting poetry by women from the early 1800’s- the present day. The first poem will be by Jane Austen(1775-1817).  Jane can be best noted for her books Pride and Predjudice (1813), Sense and Sensibility (1811), and Emma (1816).

I’ve a Pain in my Head by Jane Austen
‘I’ve a pain in my head’
Said the suffering Beckford;
To her Doctor so dread.
‘Oh! what shall I take for’t?’

Said this Doctor so dread
Whose name it was Newnham.
‘For this pain in your head
Ah! What can you do Ma’am?’

Said Miss Beckford, ‘Suppose
If you think there’s no risk,
I take a good Dose
Of calomel brisk.’–

‘What a praise worthy Notion.’
Replied Mr. Newnham.
‘You shall have such a potion
And so will I too Ma’am.’

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