: PLACES AND FAMILIES
: Popular Rhymes And Nursery Tales
Blow the wind high, blow the wind low,
It bloweth good to Hawley's hoe.
These lines are said to relate to one John Hawley, a wealthy merchant of
Devon some centuries ago, who was fortunate in his shipping. According
to Prince, p. 477, "so was the gentleman's habitation in that town
(Dartmouth) call'd the Hoe or Haw."