Old Timey & Unusual

Dinner Table

I am the dinner table; upon my ample breast
Three times a day the housewife puts out her very best.
Three times a day they gather — old grandpa at the head,
Thrice daily offers up his thanks for life and daily bread.
Then how the knives they clatter and how my load grows light,
And how the housewife's goodly fare doth disappear from sight.
I am the dinner table, and while my timbers stand
I'll still remain headquarters for our good household band.


In this work, all spellings and punctuation were reproduced from the original work except in the very few cases where an obvious typo occurred. These typos are corrected without comment.