06 April 2010

Funny He Never Married

Ingersoll's 1897 Fireman and Police Banquet. Hardly a woman in sight.

Today's James McIntyre poem is "Lines Addressed to an Old Bachelor". Here the twice married poet does his best to flog the idea of matrimony to one who does not care for female company.

Why not?

Do I read too much into the use of the word "wingle" – slang for penis?

Poems of James McIntyre (Ingersoll, ON: Chronicle, 1889)


  1. Certainly he could have incorporated Kris Kringle into the mix somewhere!

    I know I would have.

    JAW fan

  2. And with that reference to Christmas. Most certainly a missed opportunity.