Hard Lines

Hard Lines

Hard Lines

Hard Lines

Excerpt

Birth Comes to the Archbishop

MINISTERS

Don't like bar sinisters.

They consider that sort of irregularity

As the height of vulgarity

And go around making remarks

About the need for patrolling the beaches and parks.

They hate to see any deadlock

Between sin and wedlock

And get very nervous

When people omit the marriage service.

They regard as villains

Owners of unauthorized chillains

A point of view

Which of course doesn't embarrass me or you

But makes things very inconvenient

For many really quite nice girls who may have been just a bit lenient.

So although none of us is in danger

Of the arrival of an inexplicable little stranger

Still I think we ought to join with a lot of others

And wish the best of luck to the nation's unmarried mothers.

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