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

There was an Old Person of Gretna,
Who rushed down the crater of Etna;
          When they said, "Is it hot?"
          He replied,"No, it's not!"
That mendacious Old Person of Gretna.

 
There was an Old Person of Gretna . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
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