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There Was A Young Lady Called Nell

There was a young lady called Nell
Who lived in a wishing well.
It was dark and cold
And I am told
That she had nowhere else to dwell!

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Esprit de Bain

You know the phrase “esprit de l’escalier”?

Literally it means “spirit of the staircase” or “staircase wit”. It was coined by the French philosopher… 541 more words

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There Was A Young Vampire Called Dracula

There was a young vampire called Dracula
Who’s knowledge of languages was spectacular.
In general, vampires communicate very well,
Although I have heard tell
That they sometimes employ the vernacular!

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There Was A Young Lady Called Mariah

There was a young lady called Mariah
Who had a burning desire
To visit the sun,
So there she did run
And was consumed by a raging fire!

Literature

By George!

Every day, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography sends me an e-mail containing an entry from the Dictionary. Recently I received the entry about Phyllis Dixey… 286 more words

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There Was A Young Lady Called Pam

There was a young lady called Pam
Who liked to generate lots of spam.
When the cyber cops came to take her away
She said, “I rue this day… 7 more words

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe — Sausage Dog?

Author’s note: As a child I did not know how to pronounce the surname of the German polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

If you have the same problem, it sounds something like “GUR-tuh” — which may not be important in the grand scheme of things, but it has a certain relevance to the clerihew below….. 205 more words

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