Jenny Wren

the sweetheart of Robin Redbreast.

Robin promised Jenny, if she would be his wife, she should `feed on cherry-pie and drink currant-wine'; and he says:
`Ill dress you like a goldfinch,
Or any peacock gay;
So, dearest Jen, if you'll be mine,
Let us appoint the day.'
Jenny replies:
`Cherry-pie is very nice,
And so is current wine;
But I must wear my plain brown gown,
And never go too fine.'
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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