Nurse Maureen Kelly Diary Entry (59)

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PTE J. Coley 2/9 Worcester Regt.

No 19 Bed W.A.Ward, P.C. Hospital. Weymouth

13/1/18

Though Fritz declares that France is done,

and smittem England plainly totters.

While all who war against the Hum,

are absolutely hopeless matters, 

He has to own our stern Blockade,

Which names all his hate and loathing,

Has starved a most essential trade

And kept him mighty short of clothing.

                    ------------------------

No Hum can swank in leather boots

Unless his ... is extensive,

and tweed or even cotton suits

Have grown incredibly expensive.

So substitutes must needs be sought

and Fritz makes shift to wrap his body

In robes which running hands have wrought

From some ingenious paper shoddy,

                  --------------------------

The mouthing of his reptile Press,

The Kaiser's latest proclamation,

The Hymns of hate and bitterness

Find new and useful occupation:

and when the latest modes are shown

By tailor, bootmaker, or draper, 

Our Fritz at least will gladly own

Some virtue in a scrap of paper!



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PTE J. Coley 2/9 Worcester Regt.

No 19 Bed W.A.Ward, P.C. Hospital. Weymouth

13/1/18

Though Fritz declares that France is done,

and smittem England plainly totters.

While all who war against the Hum,

are absolutely hopeless matters, 

He has to own our stern Blockade,

Which names all his hate and loathing,

Has starved a most essential trade

And kept him mighty short of clothing.

                    ------------------------

No Hum can swank in leather boots

Unless his ... is extensive,

and tweed or even cotton suits

Have grown incredibly expensive.

So substitutes must needs be sought

and Fritz makes shift to wrap his body

In robes which running hands have wrought

From some ingenious paper shoddy,

                  --------------------------

The mouthing of his reptile Press,

The Kaiser's latest proclamation,

The Hymns of hate and bitterness

Find new and useful occupation:

and when the latest modes are shown

By tailor, bootmaker, or draper, 

Our Fritz at least will gladly own

Some virtue in a scrap of paper!




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  • February 3, 2017 15:33:20 Stefania Biron

    PTE J. Coley 2/9 Worcester Regt.

    No 19 Bed W.A.Ward, P.C. Hospital. Weymouth

    13/1/18

    Though Fritz declares that France is done,

    and smittem England plainly totters.

    While all who war against the Hum,

    are absolutely hopeless matters, 

    He has to own our stern Blockade,

    Which names all his hate and loathing,

    Has starved a most essential trade

    And kept him mighty short of clothing.

                        ------------------------

    No Hum can swank in leather boots

    Unless his ... is extensive,

    and tweed or even cotton suits

    Have grown incredibly expensive.

    So substitutes must needs be sought

    and Fritz makes shift to wrap his body

    In robes which running hands have wrought

    From some ingenious paper shoddy,

                      --------------------------

    The mouthing of his reptile Press,

    The Kaiser's latest proclamation,

    The Hymns of hate and bitterness

    Find new and useful occupation:

    and when the latest modes are shown

    By tailor, bootmaker, or draper, 

    Our Fritz at least will gladly own

    Some virtue in a scrap of paper!




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    Croydon

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