by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 - 1898), as Lewis Carroll

How doth the little crocodile
Language: English 
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
With gently smiling jaws!

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Note: a parody of Isaac Watt's Against Idleness and Mischief


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Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller

This text was added to the website: 2004-04-27
Line count: 8
Word count: 40