Quotation by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

When Wellington thrashed Bonaparte,
As every child can tell,
The House of Peers, throughout the war,
Did nothing in particular,
And did it very well:
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911), British parodist, librettist. Iolanthe. . .

Norton Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I–II. M. H. Abrams, general ed. (5th ed., 1986) W. W. Norton & Company.
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