The autograph book of VAD Nurse May Benson and a portrait by Fred Brooke, item 115
- March 22, 2017 21:39:30 Annick Rodriguez
The Nurses of Cornwall Hall
Twas indeed a surprise to me
To think that here at Cornwall Hall,
The boys should all awakened be
at half past five- to wash- that's all.
Then 'ere you've time to count again
That sleep that so illusive flees,
"Wake up!" "Wake up!" is the refrain
You hear the nurses cry in glee.
And now it is the bed to turn.
So out of it you have to hop.
Then by the time you do return.
The muse has gone ne'er to be stopped.
Now nurses of the morn appear
With vigour and with healthy vim;
Then woe to me if I do tear
Or break the things in careless whim.
Of course the beds-you must not breathe-
They must be kept immaculate,
And if you should by chance to wreathe
Then Oh! how they expostulate.