Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A ruthless rhyme

L'Enfant Glacé

When Baby's cries grew hard to bear,
I popped him in the Frigidaire.
I never would have done so if,
I'd known that he'd be frozen stiff.
My wife said: 'George, I'm so unhappé!
Our darling's now completely frappé!

(from "Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes", 1902, by Harry Graham)

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