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

There was an Old Person of Sparta,
Who had twenty-five sons and one "darta"
;
          He fed them on snails,
          And weighed them on scales,
That wonderful Person of Sparta.

 
There was an Old Person of Sparta . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
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