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

There was an Old Person of Troy,
Whose drink was warm brandy and soy,
          Which he took with a spoon,
          By the light of the moon,
In sight of the city of Troy.
  See also 'There was a Young Lady of Troy . . . .'

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