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Poem published in Punch in 1896
Posted by: marian222 (86.151.148.---)
Date: October 15, 2007 02:04AM

Have recently come across the following - part from each of 2 sources - I got the last 6 lines from 'A Collection of Gardening Wisdom' and then the first 4 (2 line overlap) by googling line 3 - the google hit said it was published in Punch in 1896. Does anyone have any more, please?

They gardened in bloomers the newspapers said,
So to Kew, without waiting, all Londoners sped;
The orchids were slighted, the lilies were scorned,
The dahlias were flouted, till botanists mourned,
But the Londoners shouted, What ho there, Go to;
Who wants to see blooms now you've bloomers at Kew.


Re: Poem published in Punch in 1896
Posted by: misterF (84.66.99.---)
Date: October 25, 2007 11:07AM

No idea who wrote it Marian - it has the feel of a Punch staff writer's effort.
You could pop along to the British Library: they have an extensive Punch archive. Take a flask ...

Stephen


Re: Poem published in Punch in 1896
Posted by: marian222 (86.153.108.---)
Date: October 26, 2007 02:31AM

I'd better take a sleeping bag, too - it's quite a way from Yorkshire! Actually I did visit the British Library a while ago and was very impressed - so welcome the chance to go again - good idea, thank you Stephen


Re: Poem published in Punch in 1896
Posted by: misterF (84.67.53.---)
Date: October 27, 2007 06:12AM

There is a Reading Room at the Boston Spa Branch of the British Library. But you would need to talk to the people there first to see if they have or could whistle up the Punch archive. Take a flask AND some parkin.

Stephen




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