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Victorian Vinegar Valentine

Victorian Vinegar Valentine

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“Vinegar Valentines” are like the Hallmark card version of a comedy roast: The verses are rather mean, but it’s all intended in jest. This is a rare, early example from the mid-19th century, handwritten on blue scrap paper. 

You are very ugly and very old
I’ve also heard you are very bold
Of the truth of this statement I’m well assured
By all pretty girls you are scarcely endured
You have scraped up a pair of whiskers of late
Which makes still more frightful your forlorn, ugly pate
You are anxious to marry I very well know
 But whenever you offer you find it no go
So make up your mind to live ever alone
For rejected you’ll be wherever you roam
I am sure I had rather jump in the Rhine
Than ever become your valentine. 

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