Be Quick for I'm in Haste
DESCRIPTION: A squire meets a maid. He says "I've loved you long" and asks her for a kiss: "be quick, for I'm in haste." Hodge, for whom she has been waiting, comes with a ring. She and Hodge leave for church. She tells the squire, "You see sir, I'm in haste"
EARLIEST DATE: before 1845 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 28(257))
KEYWORDS: courting ring seduction wedding rejection
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Reeves-Sharp, pp. 238-239, "In Haste" (1 text)
Bodleian, Harding B 28(257), "Be Quick, for I'm in Haste" ("Across the fields the other morn"), W. Armstrong (Liverpool), 1820-1824
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