Poem: A New Hampshire Recipe For Love

Recipe for Love (unknown author)

The swain, to gain his fair one’s love
Should be discreet and wise;
Commend her when she mends her glove,
And praise her teeth and eyes.

Seen in New-Hampshire Spy, published as Osborne’s New-Hampshire Spy; on 7 January 1792; Volume: XI; Issue: XXII; Page: 86; Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Hmmm… what do you think your true love would think (or how would she/he reply) if you said she had good teeth? (haha)


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