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POOR DEAR GRANDPAPA
What is the matter with Grandpapa?
What can the matter be?
He's broken his leg in trying to spell Tommy without a T.
_D'Arcy W. Thompson._
Whene'er I take my walks abroad, How many rich I see; There's A. and B. and C. and D.
All better off than me!
_Richard Harris Barham._
The cat is in the parlour, The dog is in the lake; The cow is in the hammock,-- What difference does it make?
MADAME SANS SOUCI
"Bon jour, Madame Sans Souci; Combien coutent ces soucis ci?"
"Six sous." "Six sous ces soucis ci!
C'est trop cher, Madame Sans Souci!"
The man in the wilderness asked of me How many strawberries grew in the sea.
I answered him as I thought good, As many as red herrings grow in the wood.
If all the land were apple-pie, And all the sea were ink; And all the trees were bread and cheese, What should we do for drink?