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Although references to this poem have been found as early as 1590, we end this week’s newsletter with the 1784 version by Gammer Gurton.

Garland

The rose is red, the violet’s blue,
The honey’s sweet, and so are you.
Thou are my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it shou’d be you.