“One Pound Two”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1852 (broadside, NLScotland, LC.Fol.187.A.2(052))
Keywords: virtue dialog wife money food


"Now, Maggy dear, it's I do hear you have been on the spree." Johnny asks his wife for an accounting of how she spends his salary of one pound two. She lists it all: meal, potatoes, sugar.... Nothing is wasted or unaccounted. He is satisfied.

Cross references



  1. O'Conor, p. 20, "One Pound Two" (1 text)
  2. BI, OCon020