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Pcdunn 09-30-2015 05:42 PM

Whitechapel Eulogy: Mitre Square
 
EULOGY FOR CATHERINE EDDOWES

Catherine of Wolverhampton,
Your people were tin smiths,
They sent you to charity schools,
And you learned your lessons well.

When you were twenty-one,
Thomas Conway enticed you away
Into a wanderer's life, wearing all you owned,
Selling books and gallows ballads,
Bearing him three children--
And though he gave you no ring,
Perhaps the tattooed TC on your
Arm was meant to play the role.

After twenty years or so, you broke apart
From Thomas, took your daughter Annie
and in a lodging house on Flower and Dean,
Soon met John Kelly.
Every year you both went to harvest the hops,
But 1888 wasn't the best year, and you came back
As poor as before.

That September 30th, you were drunk in public
(Yet people knew you to drink rarely),
Taken to the jail cells at the station,
Released as sober, and turned the wrong way,
Passing the gloom of Mitre Square...

Oh, Catherine, how he left you in the shadows!
(And did you truly know his name?)
It horrifies us still today.
We remember you now, with sorrow.

GUT 09-30-2015 05:47 PM

Gee Dunny sure do rite purty.

Wish I can

Pcdunn 09-30-2015 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GUT (Post 354395)
Gee Dunny sure do rite purty.

Wish I can

I is edukated, they tole me.
Tnx Gutster... :hiya:

GUT 09-30-2015 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pcdunn (Post 354408)
I is edukated, they tole me.
Tnx Gutster... :hiya:

They sayed I's illeterate, but really I not sick at all and mummy and daddy was marred long fore I was borned.


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