'Duet'

Title

Description

From The Lamplighter (1838).

Creator

Dickens, Charles

Source

The Poems and Verses of Charles Dickens (1903). Ed. Frederic George Kitton. London: Chapman and Hall, pp. 31-32,
https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Poems_and_Verses_of_Charles_Dickens/lLs_AQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=Duet%20from%20the%20lamplighter

Date

Rights

Google Books, Fair Use.

Type

Bibliographic Citation

Dickens, Charles. 'Duet.' The Lamplighter (1838): pp. 31-32. Dickens Search. Eds. Emily Bell and Lydia Craig. Accessed [date]. https://dickenssearch.com/verse/1838_The_Lamplighter_Duet.

Transcription

Air – ‘The Young May-moon’


Tom. There comes a new moon twelve times a year.

Betsy. And when there is none, all is dark and drear.

Tom. In which I espy – 

Betsy. And so, too, do I – 

Both. A resemblance to womankind very clear – 

Both. There comes a new moon twelve times a year;

And when there is none, all is dark and drear.

Tom. In which I espy – 

Betsy. And so do I

Both. A resemblance to womankind very clear.


Tom: She changes, she’s fickle, she drives men mad.

Betsy. She comes to bring light, and leaves them sad.

Tom. So restless wild – 

Betsy.                         But so sweetly wild – 

Both. That no better companion could be had.

Both. There comes a new moon twelve times a year;

And when there is none, all is dark and drear. 

Tom. In which I espy – 

Betsy. And so do I – 

Both. A resemblance to womankind very clear.

Publication Type

Publication

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Citation

Dickens, Charles, “'Duet',” Dickens Search, accessed May 22, 2022, https://dickenssearch.com/verse/1838_The_Lamplighter_Duet.

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