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Two Limericks


There was an old man who felt pert
When he wore a palerose-coloured shirt.
When they said "Is it pleasant?"
He cried "Not at present--
It's a leetle to short -- is my shirt!"

There was an old person of Paxo
Which complained when the fleas bit his back so,
But they gave him a chair
And impelled him to swear,
Which relieved that old person of Paxo.

[from The Complete Nonsense Book,
edited by Lady Strachey, 1912, p. 426.
Etext prepared by Doug Love.]

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