A Matrimonial Thought

A Matrimonial Thought
To M.H. Esq.

In the blythe days of honey-moon
++With Kate’s allurements smitten,
I loved her late, I loved her soon,
++And called her dearest Kitten.

But now my Kitten’s grown a Cat,
++And cross like other Wives;
O, by my soul my honest Mat,
++I fear she has nine lives.