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London Town

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Author: Felix Leigh
Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,808 / 22 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 271
Added to site: 2007.06.01 17151
Genre: Poetry

y good,
And a favourite food,
With the banqueters all
Who frequent the Guildhall.

Two giants so tall
Guard the famous Guildhall.
(Gog is one, and the other
Is Magog his brother.)
Well, these giants so tall
Watch the feast, but can't call
For a crumb,
As they're dumb,
And not living at all!
Else 'twould seem scarcely fair,
That when good things were by,
Gog and Magog should stare
From their pedestals high,
For if placed at a table
At least they'd look able,
To dine there and then
Like two live Aldermen!

The Cat's-Meat Man

He calls "Meat, meat!"
All down the street;
And dogs "bow-wow,"
And cats "mi-ow,"
While kittens sly
Come purring by,
As if to say--
"Do serve us, pray,
The first of all,
For we're so small."
The man throws bits
Of meat to kits,
And cats, and dogs;
Then on he jogs,
And down the street
Still cries "Meat, meat!"

The Night Watch



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