a gent

Religion: not determined yet

Name: a gent

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Oliver Ditson & Company

First Appearance: Jingle Bells (Autumn 1857)

Creators: James Lord Pierpont

Number of Appearances: 1

Gender: male

Note: laughed at song narrator when he fell into the snow

In the third (often-skipped) verse of "Jingle Bells," the song narrator describes how he fell into a snow drift. "A gent" was riding by in a one-horse open sleigh similar to the narrator's own horse and sleigh described earlier. The "gent" laughed at the narrator and quickly drove away. The verse is as follows:

A day or two ago,
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow,
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh,
He laughed as there I sprawling lie,
But quickly drove away.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Jingle Bells (Autumn 1857)

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