Doris & Perry and Charley

Doris & Perry and Charley
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Doris & Perry and Charley


Doris was a little girl,
With eyes as black as slow,
She doted on romances
But she never had a beau!
Her years were few, but ten and six,
She thought she’s many a woe,
For though the boys all liked her,
She didn’t have a beau.
Behold! a year doth pass aways,
New York where she did go,
And on the stage cavorted,
Nor wanted ev’n a beau.
And now a famous, flattered star,
Topnotcher of the show,
With every Johnny boy in town
Begging to be her beau.

Perry and Charley.

Labelled; A Satire.

Perry has a nature sweet,
He is Oh, so kind,
What ere his mother bids him,
He’ll always, always mind.
Charley on the other hand,
Thoughtful is and meak,
Always running up and down,
Kindness to seek.
Perry loves to stay at home,
Never sees a girl,
Sweetly pets his sister,
As if she were a pearl.1
Charley on the other hand,
Makes his trundle bed,
Keeps his room quite spotless,
Walks with softest tread.
Perry’s most unselfish
He would give his coat
To his little brother.
On whom he doth doat.
Charley on the other hand,
Reverences and loves,
Perry who is older---
They are turtle doves.


“Sweetly pets” is either lightly crossed out or circled by the author’s hand. “Charles” is written next to the circle in the margin.


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People Mentioned

Jennifer McDougall

Jennifer McDougall is an MA English and Creative Writing student at the University of Calgary.

Joey Takeda

Joey Takeda is the Technical Director of The Winnifred Eaton Archive and a Developer at Simon Fraser University’s Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL). He is a graduate of the M.A. program in English at the University of British Columbia where he specialized in Indigenous and diasporic literature, science and technology studies, and the digital humanities.

Organizations Mentioned

Winnifred Eaton Reeve Fonds

Collection of Winnifred Eaton’s papers and unpublished manuscripts, which were transferred to the University of Calgary in 1982. The finding aid for this material is located here:
Written by Joey Takeda


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