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Little Aggie
(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland)

Little Aggie

Poem By Marriott Edgar

I WHISPERED, 'I am too young,'
And then, 'I am old enough';
Wherefore I threw a penny
To find out if I might love.
'Go and love, go and love, young man,
If the lady be young and fair.'
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
I am looped in the loops of her hair.
O love is the crooked thing,
There is nobody wise enough
To find out all that is in it,
For he would be thinking of love
Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
One cannot begin it too soon.

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A beautiful poem and read with such feeling for the benefit of his daughter.
I like to think of Penny as a girl rather than a coin. Mostly I like what it does to the line " wherefore I threw a Penny, to find out if I might love." :)
This poem was quoted frequently on the soap opera One Life to Live in the 90s I believe.
how lond does it take for u to stop annoying me
'Go and love, go and love, young man, If the lady be young and fair.' Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny, I am looped in the loops of her hair. - in Italian: ' Va' e ama.. va' e ama.. ragazzo, Se la ragazza è giovane e bella '. Ah, monetina.. monetina bronzea.. monetina bronzea, Sono rimasto imbrigliato nelle anse dei suoi capelli.


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