The autograph book of VAD Nurse May Benson and a portrait by Fred Brooke, item 115

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  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.

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  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.


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  • 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.

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    Jane Andrews
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