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Indignation (St. Pauls Square May 29th 1849)
larrylark

We have lived in proximity
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to the square of St. Paul
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for four years due to the kind mercy
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of our dear Lord and Father,
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and it be but a miracle that we survive
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in sound health. For I complain to you
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of a most foul and noxious stench,
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thought at first to be some dead dog
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or other animal thrown upon the moor
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behind our house.
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It is now clear that this disgusting odour
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emanates from the church yard
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at the east end of our dwelling,
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and is such that we have frequently
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to vacate our parlour,
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retiring into the back kitchen
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to partake of tea and cake.
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Could not working people,
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as they be so numerous,
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and die so frequently,
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be buried atop Crompton Moor
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and the church yard  left
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to the remnants of those most noble
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or of reputable profession,
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so a sweeter smell might once more
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permeate the confines of our abode?
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I am and will remain your faithful etc. etc.
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11 Mar 09

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kingly manure, 30th jan 09...
this piece runs off your lips deliciously,  although the emanations  are gross...
" be a teller of great tales, even the darkest " again...ferlinghetti
j.g.smiles
 — goeszon

i like your letter to the editor poem.
 — chuckle_s

I do so like writing to newspaper editors chuckle_s it passes the time in a coplete waste of time way
 — larrylark

Some people hey goeszon, let them eat cake, that's what i say

Larry raisin loafs Lark
 — larrylark

i suppose a hundred and sixty years ago there wouldntve been much on the telly
 — chuckle_s

I'll bet is was better than whats on today. All those anguished early Victorian ladies trying to squeeze back into their corsets having been seen to by a local proffessional,person.. I hear the early gas driven tele's frequently steamed up.

Larry social historian Lark
 — larrylark

lines 16 and 17 are truly scrumptcious
 — Gynoid

Of course they are, I made them myself

Larry Mr. Kipling Lark
 — larrylark

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