Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
Time, you thief, who love to get
Sweets into your list, put that in.
Say I’m weary, say I’m sad,
Say that health and wealth have missed me;
Say I’m growing old, but add
Jenny kissed me.
English poet and essayist James Henry Leigh Hunt was born on October 19, 1784. “Jenny Kissed Me” was first published in The Monthly Chronicle in November 1838.