Infomotions, Inc.Over The Hill And Over The Dale / Keats, John



Author: Keats, John
Title: Over The Hill And Over The Dale
Publisher: Eris Etext Project
Tag(s): somebody; hill; english literature
Contributor(s): Eric Lease Morgan (Infomotions, Inc.)
Versions: original; local mirror; HTML (this file); printable
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Rights: GNU General Public License
Size: 157 words (really short) Grade range: 10-12 (high school) Readability score: 61 (easy)
Identifier: keats-over-501
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                                      1816
                        OVER THE HILL AND OVER THE DALE
                                 by John Keats

        Over the hill and over the dale,
          And over the bourn to Dawlish-
        Where gingerbread wives have a scanty sale
          And gingerbread nuts are smallish.

        Rantipole Betty she ran down a hill
          And kicked up her petticoats fairly;
        Says I I'll be Jack if you will be Gill-
          So she sat on the grass debonairly.

        Here's somebody coming, here's somebody coming!
          Says I 'tis the wind at a parley;
        So without any fuss any hawing and humming
          She lay on the grass debonairly.

        Here's somebody here and here's somebody there!
          Says I hold your tongue you young Gipsey;
        So she held her tongue and lay plump and fair
          And dead as a Venus tipsy.

        O who wouldn't hie to Dawlish fair,
          O who wouldn't stop in a Meadow,
        O who would not rumple the daisies there
          And make the wild fern for a bed do!

                        THE END
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