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

There was an Old Man of Vesuvius,
Who studied the works of Vitruvius;
           When the flames burnt his book,
           To drinking he took,
That morbid Old Man of Vesuvius.

 
There was an Old Man of Vesuvius . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
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