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THE STORY OF AUGUSTUS WHO WOULD NOT HAVE ANY SOUP, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Augustus was a chubby lad
Last Line: And on the fifth day, he was -- dead!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hoffmann-donner, Heinrich
Subject(s): Soup


Augustus was a chubby lad;
Fat, ruddy cheeks Augustus had;
And everybody saw with joy
The plump and hearty, healthy boy.
He ate and drank as he was told,
And never let his soup get cold.
But one day, one cold winter's day,
He scream'd out -- "Take the soup away!
O take the nasty soup away!
I won't have any soup to-day.'
Next day begins his tale of woes,
Quite lank and lean Augustus grows.
Yet though he feels so weak and ill,
The naughty fellow cries out still --
"Not any soup for me, I say:
O take the nasty soup away!
I won't have any soup to-day.'
The third day comes; O what a sin!
To make himself so pale and thin.
Yet, when the soup is put on table,
He screams, as loud as he is able, --
"Not any soup for me, I say:
O take the nasty soup away!
I won't have any soup to-day.'
Look at him, now the fourth day's come!
He scarcely weighs a sugar-plum;
He's like a little bit of thread,
And on the fifth day, he was -- dead!






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