The Finding of Moses (poem)
"The Finding of Moses" is a poem by the Irish street poet Zozimus (b. circa 1794 - d. 3 April 1846). It describes, in broad Dublin dialect, the Finding of Moses, an event in the early life of Moses recorded in the Old Testament.
- In Agypt's land contaygious to the Nile,
- Old Pharao's daughter went to bathe in style,
- She tuk her dip and came unto the land,
- And for to dry her royal pelt she ran along the strand:
- A bull-rush tripped her, whereupon she saw
- A smiling babby in a wad of straw,
- She took it up and said in accents mild,
- "Tare-an-ages, girls, which o'yees own the child?"
- John Montague (ed.), The Faber Book of Irish Verse, Faber 1974, page 217.