Blacklight

I cannot eat but little meat

DMI number:
33627
First Line:
I cannot eat but little meat
Last Line:
Whether they be young or old
Poem Genre / Form:
Ballad, Drinking song, Internal rhyme, and Quatrain abcb
Themes:
Age, Food and drink[Ale], and Marriage
Related People
Author:
William Maginn
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Attributed in LION, from Miscellaneous Writings (1855-1857). However, the poem's appearance in this miscellany predates Maginn's birth.
Author:
William Stevenson
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
In Arthur Quiller-Couch, The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1919), n. 49.
Content/Publication
Title:
The flower-piece, a collection of modern poems [T213573]
Page No(s):
pp.142-144
Poem Title:
Song, Written About Two Hundred And Fifty Hears Ago.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
The fugitive miscellany: a collection of fugitive pieces in prose and verse [vol 2] [T118867] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
pp.142-144
Poem Title:
Song, Written About Two Hundred and Fifty Years Ago.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed