Quotation by George Colman

'Dear Captain Smith,' the ghost replied, 'you've used me ungenteelly.
The crowner's quest goes hard with me because I've acted frailly,
And Parson Biggs won't bury me, though I am dead Miss Bailey.'
George Colman (1762–1836), British poet. Unfortunate Miss Bailey (l. 12–14). . .

Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
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