LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The Great Panjandrum Himself by Samuel Foote (1720-1777). This was the weekly poetry project for May 31st, 2009.
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So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf
to make an apple-pie;
and at the same time a great she-bear,
coming down the street, pops its head into the shop.
What! no soap?
So – he died,
and she very imprudently married the Barber:
and there were present
and the Job-lillies,
and the Gary-u-lies,
and the great Pan-jan-drum himself,
with the little round button at top;
and they all fell to playing the game of catch-as-catch-can,
till the gunpowder ran out at the heels of their boots.
This week’s poem can also be found here.