Quotation by Henry Carey

Now he sings of Jacky Horner,
Sitting in the chimney corner,
Eating of a Christmas pie,
Putting in his thumb, O fie!
Putting in, O fie! his thumb,
Pulling out, O strange, a plum.
Henry Carey (1693?–1743), British poet. Namby-Pamby; or, A Panegyric on the New Versification (l. 63–68). . .

New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse, The. Roger Lonsdale, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.
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