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Patrick Barrington

[11th Viscount Barrington of Ardglass] (1908-1990 / Great Britain)

Poems of Patrick Barrington

1. Battle Song 4/10/2010
2. I Had A Hippopotamus 1/3/2003
3. I Met a Lady in the Wood 4/10/2010
4. I Was A Bustlemaker Once, Girls 1/3/2003
5. My Love is Theosophist 4/10/2010
6. The Diplomatic Platypus 1/3/2003
7. When I was Young and Ignorant 4/10/2010

I Had A Hippopotamus

I had a Hippopotamus, I kept him in a shed
And fed him upon vitamins and vegetable bread
I made him my companion on many cheery walks
And had his portrait done by a celebrity in chalk

His charming eccentricities were known on every side
The creatures' popularity was wonderfully wide
He frolocked with the Rector in a dozen friendly tussles
Who could not but remark on his hippopotamuscles

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