The Frog Who Would A-Wooing Go
(Back of card)
Frog Who Would A-Wooing Go - PN-3
very fine frog he seemed to be, a rich and elegant frog was he.
But he looked so sad, and he didn't speak, and a tear was rolling
down each cheek...
life's a hard one. I am the most despondent frog who ever sat upon
a log. So doleful and so sad am I, I really think I'd like to die!
used to be quite gay, you see, and fond of fun and frolic; but sorrows
deep have made me weep, and I've grown melancholic.
wished to wed, and so I want a-wooing. And oh, my dears, I must
confess my wooing met with no success. For her father, who was an
awful brute, declared that his daughter would 'smile on my suit!'
true's I live, I'm sensitive, and when 'twas thus asserted she'd
laugh at my clothes, as you may suppose, I was angry and disconcerted.
Toward home I turned and coldly spurned all reconciliation.
ire and rage I took the stage that runs to this plantation. Of course
you see how I was placedthat fearful insult to my taste was
something I can not forgive unto the longest day I live!"...
Artist: Peter Newell 1901