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Thread #133706   Message #3050266
Posted By: GUEST,Eliza
10-Dec-10 - 07:38 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Twas Xmas Day (in the cookhouse/harem/etc
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Twas Xmas Day (in the cookhouse/harem/etc
MtheGM I entirely agree with you. In fact, George R Sims wrote several tragic monologues, I read them in a book entitled "Prepare to Shed Them Now". I did indeed 'shed them'. They give a poignant insight to the terrible life of deprivation and poverty endured by many Victorians, including children, and anyone who has a grain of tenderness in their soul couldn't fail to be moved by these accounts. I do enjoy the parodies, but you are right, the original is truly tragic.