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Category: Funny Whimsical Poems
       Classic humorous and funny poems using whimsy. Humourosly quaint and fanciful, especially in an amusing way.

  PARSON GRAY  

A quiet home had Parson Gray,
    Secluded in a vale;
His daughters all were feminine,
    And all his sons were male.

How faithfully did Parson Gray
    The bread of life dispense--
Well "posted" in theology,
    And post and rail his fence.

'Gainst all the vices of the age
    He manfully did battle;
His chickens were a biped breed,
    And quadruped his cattle.

No clock more punctually went,
    He ne'er delayed a minute--
Nor ever empty was his purse,
    When he had money in it.

His piety was ne'er denied;
    His truths hit saint and sinner;
At morn he always breakfasted;
    He always dined at dinner.

He ne'er by any luck was grieved,
    By any care perplexed--
No filcher he, though when he preached,
    He always "took" a text.

As faithful characters he drew
    As mortal ever saw;
But ah! poor parson! when he died,
    His breath he could not draw!

                             Oliver Goldsmith.


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