Calcutta
from 'The Book of Nonsense' by Edward Lear 1812-1888

There was an Old Man of Calcutta,
Who perpetually ate bread and butter;
      Till a great bit of muffin,
      On which he was stuffing,
Choked that horrid Old Man of Calcutta.

 
There was an Old Man of Calcutta . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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