Table Manners

Gelett Burgess 1866 (Boston) – 1951



THE Goops they lick their fingers,
And the Goops they lick their knives;
They spill their broth on the tablecloth-
Oh, they lead disgusting lives!
The Goops they talk while eating,
And loud and fast they chew;
And that is why I'm glad that I
Am not a Goop-are you?

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 265
Words 52
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8

Gelett Burgess

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