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Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning By Robert Browning Characters: 572

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:04


At last the people in a body

To the Town Hall came flocking:

"'Tis clear," cried they, "our Mayor's a noddy;

And as for our Corporation-shocking

To think we buy gowns lined with ermine25

For dolts that can't or won't determine

What's best to rid us of our vermin!

Y

ou hope, because you're old and obese,

To find in the furry civic robe ease?

Rouse up, sirs! Give your brains a racking30

To find the remedy we're lacking,

Or, sure as fate, we'll send you packing!"

At this the Mayor and Corporation

Quaked with a mighty consternation.

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