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Famous Bessy Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Bessy poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous bessy poems. These examples illustrate what a famous bessy poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Burns, Robert
...’ the great?
Amid their flairing, idle toys,
Amid their cumbrous, dinsome joys,
Can they the peace and pleasure feel
Of Bessy at her spinnin’ wheel?...Read More



by Burns, Robert
...ye’ll dispense wi’ want o’ sense—
 She kens hersel she’s bonie.


As ye gae up by yon hillside,
 Speir in for bonie Bessy;
She’ll gie ye a beck, and bid ye light,
 And handsomely address ye.


There’s few sae bonie, nane sae guid,
 In a’ King George’ dominion;
If ye should doubt the truth o’ this—
 It’s Bessy’s ain opinion!...Read More

by Goose, Mother
...Bessy Bell and Mary Gray,  They were two bonny lasses;They built their house upon the lea,  And covered it with rushes.Bessy kept the garden gate,  And Mary kept the pantry;Bessy always had to wait,  While Mary lived in plenty. ...Read More

by Goose, Mother
... As Tommy Snooks and Bessy Brooks  Were walking out one Sunday,Says Tommy Snooks to Bessy Brooks,  "Wilt marry me on Monday?"...Read More

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