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Edward Lear

(12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888 / London / England)

There was an Old Man of Thermopylae


There was an old man of Thermopylæ,
Who never did anything properly;
But they said, "If you choose, To boil eggs in your shoes,
You shall never remain in Thermopylæ."

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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