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Spots of Greece


Papa once went to Greece,
      And there I understand
He saw no end of lovely spots
      About that lovely land.
He talks about these spots of Greece
      To both Mama and me
Yet spots of Greece upon my dress
      They can't abear to see!
I cannot make it out at all--
      If ever on my Frock
They see the smallest Spot of Greece
      It gives them quite a shock!
Henceforth, therefore -- to please them both
      These spots of Greece no more
Shall be upon my frock at all--
      Nor on my Pinafore.

[from The Complete Nonsense Book,
edited by Lady Strachey, 1912, p. 48.
Etext prepared by Doug Love.]

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