Author: George Pope Morris

Not Married Yet!

I’m single yet—I’m single yet!
And years have flown since I came out!
In vain I sigh—in vain I fret—
Ye gods! what are the men about?
I vow I’m twenty!—O ye powers!
A spinster’s lot is hard to bear—
On earth alone to pass her hours,
And afterward lead apes—DOWN THERE!

No offer yet—no offer yet!
I’m puzzled quite to make it out:
For every beau my cap I set—
What, what, what ARE the men about?
They don’t propose—they WON’T propose,
For fear, perhaps, I’d not say, "Yes!"
Just let them try—for Heaven knows
I’m tired of single-blessedness.

Not married yet—not married yet—
The deuce is in the men, I fear!
I’m like a—something to be let,
And to be LET ALONE—that’s clear.
They say, "She’s pretty—but no chink—
And love without it runs in debt!"
It agitates my nerves to think
That I have had no offer yet.


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Chicago: George Pope Morris, "Not Married Yet!," Poems, ed. Callaway, Morgan, Jr., 1962- in Poems (New York: George E. Wood, 1850), Original Sources, accessed August 25, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PW24I4YY7YUNBZH.

MLA: Morris, George Pope. "Not Married Yet!." Poems, edited by Callaway, Morgan, Jr., 1962-, in Poems, New York, George E. Wood, 1850, Original Sources. 25 Aug. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PW24I4YY7YUNBZH.

Harvard: Morris, GP, 'Not Married Yet!' in Poems, ed. . cited in 1850, Poems, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 25 August 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PW24I4YY7YUNBZH.