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

There was an Old Man of Thermopylae,
Who never did anything properly;
           But they said, "If you choose
           To boil Eggs in you Shoes,
You shall never remain in Thermopylae."

 
There was an Old Man of Thermopylae . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
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