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SIR SMASHAM UPPE
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E.V. Rieu

Good afternoon, Sir Smasham Uppe!
Weíre having tea: do take a cup!
Sugar and milk? - Now let me see
Two lumps, I think? . . . Good gracious me!
The silly thing slipped off your knee!
Pray donít apologize, old chap:
A very trivial mishap!
So clumsy of you? - How absurd!
My dear Sir Smasham, not a word!
Now do sit down and have another,
And tell us all about your brother Ė
You know, the one who broke his head.
Is the poor fellow still in bed? Ė
A chair - allow me, sir! . . . Great Scott!
That was a nasty smash! Eh, what?
Oh, not at all: the chair was old Ė
Queen Anne, or so we have been told.
Weíve got at least a dozen more:
Just leave the pieces on the floor.
I want you to admire our view:
Come nearer to the window, do:
And look how beautiful . . . Tut, tut!
You didnít see that it was shut?
I hope you are not badly cut!
Not hurt? - A fortunate escape!
Amazing! - Not a single scrape!
And now, if you have finished tea,
I fancy you might like to see
A little thing or two Iíve got.
That china plate? - Yes, worth a lot:
A beauty too . . . Ah, there it goes!
I trust it didnít hurt your toes?
Your elbow brushed it off the shelf?
Of course: Iíve done the same myself.
And now, my dear Sir Smasham Ė Oh!
You surely donít intend to go?
You must be off? - Well, come again
So glad youíre fond of porcelain!
 
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