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Thread #66740   Message #1110019
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
05-Feb-04 - 11:54 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Van Diemen's Land
Subject: RE: Folklore: Van Dieman's Land
Another sung mention of 'trepanning'

The pluck of Lord Nelson on board of the Victory
Genius of Bismarck devising a plan
The humour of Fielding (which sounds contradictory)
Coolness of Paget about to trepan
The science of Jullien, the eminent musico
Wit of Macaulay, who wrote of Queen Anne
The pathos of Paddy, as rendered by Boucicault
Style of the Bishop of Sodor and Man
The dash of a D'Orsay, divested of quackery
Narrative powers of Dickens and Thackeray
Victor Emmanuel peak-haunting Peveril
Thomas Aquinas, and Doctor Sacheverell
Tupper and Tennyson Daniel Defoe
Anthony Trollope and Mister Guizot! Ah!

Part of "Dragoons" from G&S "Patience"

Full song Here