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NURSERY RHYMES FOR THE TENDER-HEARTED (DEDICATED TO DON MARQUIS): 3, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a gay henroach, and what do you think
Last Line: But the kitchen maid caught him and squashed him at last.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Cockroaches; Marquis, Don (1878-1937)


III

THERE was a gay henroach, and what do you think,
She lived in a cranny behind the old sink --
Eggshells and grease were the chief of her diet;
She went for a stroll when the kitchen was quiet.

She walked in the pantry and sampled the bread,
But when she came back her old husband was dead:
Long had he lived, for his legs they were fast,
But the kitchen maid caught him and squashed him at last.





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