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Mr Paterson : [verses written to Kitty Parker]

'[at a gathering on the Isle of Wight] it fell to Paterson's Share [in a rhyming contest] it seems to celebrate Kitty Parker, then a reigning Beauty: he promised not to leave the Room, nor even the Table but insisted on Pen and Ink which was granted, & in less than half an hour he read the following verses to the Company' [the verses are given]

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Mr Paterson      Manuscript: Unknown


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