by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

There was a man of Newington
Language: English 
There was a man of Newington,
And he was wondrous wise,
He jump'd into a quickset hedge,
And scratch'd out both his eyes.

But when he saw his eyes were out,
With all his might and main
He jump'd into another hedge,
And scratch'd them in again.


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Researcher for this text: Tom White