William Makepeace Thackeray

(1811-1863 / India)

A Doe In The City


Little KITTY LORIMER,
Fair, and young, and witty,
What has brought your ladyship
Rambling to the City?

All the Stags in Capel Court
Saw her lightly trip it;
All the lads of Stock Exchange
Twigg'd her muff and tippet.

With a sweet perplexity,
And a mystery pretty,
Threading through Threadneedle Street,
Trots the little KITTY.

What was my astonishment—
What was my compunction,
When she reached the Offices
Of the Didland Junction!

Up the Didland stairs she went,
To the Didland door, Sir;
Porters lost in wonderment,
Let her pass before, Sir.

'Madam,' says the old chief Clerk,
'Sure we can't admit ye.'
'Where's the Didland Junction deed?'
Dauntlessly says KITTY.

'If you doubt my honesty,
Look at my receipt, Sir.'
Up then jumps the old chief Clerk,
Smiling as he meets her.

KITTY at the table sits
(Whither the old Clerk leads her),
'I deliver this,' she says,
'As my act and deed, Sir.'

When I heard these funny words
Come from lips so pretty;
This, I thought, should surely be
Subject for a ditty.

What! are ladies stagging it?
Sure, the more's the pity;
But I've lost my heart to her,—
Naughty little KITTY.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Doe In The City by William Makepeace Thackeray )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Pablo Neruda
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Out of the bosom of the Air
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent, and soft, and slow
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Meditation, Rimni chakravarty
  2. Dear! It Has To Be you, Rimni chakravarty
  3. Upon These Adored Shores, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  4. Myself, Rimni chakravarty
  5. A tale of two trees, Ricky Nyairo
  6. Priceless Price, Persian Nightingale
  7. Cacophonous eves, Priyanka Bhowmick
  8. MY SIMPLE TASTES, Hannington Mumo
  9. I Feel So Lonely/So Left Out Of It, Shalom Freedman
  10. Cliche, Rimni chakravarty
[Hata Bildir]