'All hot! all hot! come buy ! Ten a penny is the price,
And if you my chestnuts try, You'll declare they're very nice.
See how brightly burns my fire! Hear the chestnuts hiss and crack!
Better nuts you can't desire
Than these beauties, big and black.
" All hot!—if you are cold,
Have a pennyworth of heat, Something nice and warm to hold,
Something nice and warm to eat. Munch your chestnuts up, and then,
If your toes want warming too, Say, Til have another ten,
Just to warm me through and through."
So the cheerful chestnut dame
To each chilly passer calls, As she roasts above the flame
Fine round nuts like floury balls. Hungry children soon draw near,
If a penny they have got, And with warmth and food to cheer,
They become "all hot! all hot!"