THE PRESBYTERIAN WEDDING
An anonymous poem
- Were wedded t'other day;
- And when in Bed the Lambs were laid,
- Their Pastor came to pray.
- But first he bade each Guest depart,
- Nor sacred Rites profane;
- For carnal Eyes such Mysteries
- Can never entertain.
- Then with a Puritanic Air,
- Unto the Lord he pray'd,
- That he would please to grant Increase
- To that same man and maid:
- And that the Husbandman might dress
- Full well the Vine his Wife;
- And like a Vine she still might twine
- About him all her Life.
- Sack Posset then he gave them both,
- And said with lifted Eyes,
- Blest of the Lord! with one Accord
- Begin your Enterprise.
- The Bridegroom then drew near his Spouse,
- T'apply Prolific Balm;
- And while they strove in mutual Love,
- The Parson sang a Psalm.
"The Presbyterian Wedding"
is reprinted from Poetica Erotica. Ed. T.R. Smith. New
York: Crown Publishers, 1921.