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Quotation by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
When the enterprising burglar isn't burgling,
When the cut-throat isn't occupied in crime,
He loves to hear the little brook a-gurgling,
And listen to the merry village chime.
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911), British parodist, librettist. The Pirates of Penzance. . .
New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.
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