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Old English Saying

Mirror, mirror tell me
Am I pretty or plain?
Or am I downright ugly, and ugly to remain?
Shall I marry a gentleman?
Shall I marry a clown?
Or shall I marry old knives and scissors
Shouting through this town?

Submitter comment: A saying of women in fear of becoming an "old maid."

Where learned: ENGLAND ; LONDON

Keyword(s): Knife Grinder

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 00-00-1990

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