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Lady 'Rogue' Singleton

Come, wed me, Lady Singleton,
And we will havea baby soon
And we will live in Edmonton
Where all the friendly people run.

I could never make you happy, darling,
Or give you the baby that you want,
I would always very much rather, dear,
Live in a tent.

I am not a cold woman, Henry,
But I do not feel for you,
What I feel for the elephants and the miasmas,
And the general view.

 

(from Mother, What Is Man? 1942)


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