Wheels: An Anthology of Verse Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781331549031

Published: September 27th 2015

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128 pages


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Wheels: An Anthology of Verse  by  Forgotten Books

Wheels: An Anthology of Verse by Forgotten Books
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: 9781331549031 | 5.56 Mb

Excerpt from Wheels: An Anthology of VerseArmchair.(In Bad Taste, 2.)If I were still of handsome middle-ageI should not govern yet, but still should hopeTo help the prosecution of this war.Id talk and eat (though not eat wheaten bread),Id sendMoreExcerpt from Wheels: An Anthology of VerseArmchair.(In Bad Taste, 2.)If I were still of handsome middle-ageI should not govern yet, but still should hopeTo help the prosecution of this war.Id talk and eat (though not eat wheaten bread),Id send my sons, if old enough, to France,Or help to do my share in other ways.All through the long spring evenings, when the sunPursues its primrose path towards the hills,If fine, Id plant potatoes on the lawn-If wet, write anxious letters to the Press,Id give up wine and spirits, and with prideRefuse to eat meat more than once a dayAnd seek to rob the workers of their beer.The only way to win a hard-fought warIs to annoy the people in small ways,Bully or patronise them, as you will!Id teach poor mothers, whod got seven sons- All fighting men of clean and sober life -How to look after babies and to cook-Teach them to save their money, and invest-Not to bring children up in luxury- But do without a nursemaid in the house!If I were old, or only seventy,Then should I be a great man in his prime.I should rule army-corps: at ray commandMen would rise up, salute me, and attack- And die.

- Or I might also govern menBy making speeches with my toothless jaws,Chattering constantly- and men should sayOne grand old man is still worth half his pay!About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition.

We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



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