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When "Grand Old Men" Persist in Folly


When "Grand old men" persist in folly
      In slaughtering men and chopping trees,
What art can soothe the melancholy
      Of those whom futile "statesmen" teaze?

The only way their wrath to cover
      To let mankind know who's to blame-o--
Is first to rush by train to Dover
      And then straight onward to Sanremo.

[from The Complete Nonsense Book,
edited by Lady Strachey, 1912, p. 428.
Etext prepared by Doug Love.]

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