Early Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Reports compiled by Rictor Norton

Example of a Crambo

17 June 1727
To the Author of the British Journal.
CRAMBO’s having been much in fashion, you’ll favour some of your readers by printing the following one.

It was my sad mishap
To meet a round-ear’d cap,
Who gave my heart a rap

With her I took a nap;
I wanton’d in her trap,
And got a swinging clap,

If e’er it be my hap
To meet this round-ear’d cap,
I’ll give her such a rap,

For suff’ring me to nap
Before she’d clean’d her trap,
By which I got my clap,

Ye swains if chance ye hap
To meet a round-ear’d cap,
Who gives your heart a rap

Forbear with her to nap
Nor wanton in her trap,
For fear you get a clap,

     [British Journal]

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CITATION: Rictor Norton, Early Eighteenth-Century Newspaper Reports: A Sourcebook, "Example of a Crambo", 23 April 2002 <http://grubstreet.rictornorton.co.uk/lowlife4.htm>

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