AS I WAS WALKING
by: Richard Estcourt
- S I was
walking, I heard a Maid talking,
- Oh I could, how I could, oh I could, now I could,
- As I was walking, I heard a Maid talking,
- Oh I could do it with Pleasure:
- Tall was her shape, she tripped like a Fairy.
- Up and down, ripe and Brown,
- Sprightly and Airy:
- Advancing I called her my life and my Treasure,
- Pray Sir forbear, I don't know what you mean.
- Pretty lass I am afraid
- That thou wilt die a Maid.
- Oh that's a sad Case, said She,
- Pray Sir how can that be
- Now you and I are together?
- Prithee, come into the Grove,
- The prettiest place for Love,
- There we'll Act between us Adonis and Venus,
- No, no, Sir, not so hasty Neither.
- Clasping her waist, I kissed her in haste,
- I hugged her, I tugged her, I lugged her, I mou'd her,
- I made her Cheeks glow, and I Nuzzled her Breast,
- I was for taking the Fort of Monjoy.
- Leaning upon my Arms sighing and panting,
- Oh my dear, nay my dear, fy my dear, pray my dear,
- Nature did never disclose such pleasure.
- She looked like the Queen of Love, I like her Boy,
- In this dear Confusion Blest, the pretty Rouge fell down,
- Guess if you can the Sight,
- 'Twas such a dear delight,
- I Blest the time that I met her,
- Watching like an Engineer, what Breach was in the town,
- Rustled upon her,
- And once or twice won her,
- And both of us parted much better.
POEMS BY RICHARD ESTCOURT
"As I Was Walking" is
reprinted from Poetica Erotica. Ed. T.R. Smith. New York:
Crown Publishers, 1921.