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Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn,
Furnish'd and burnish'd by Aldershot sun,
and the words never said,
And the ominous, ominous dancing ahead.
Oh! full Surrey twilight! importunate band!
Oh! strongly adorable tennis-girl's hand!
And is it true? And is it true,
This most tremendous tale of all,
Think of what our Nation stands for,
Books from Boots' and country lanes,
Keep our Empire undismembered
Guide our Forces by Thy Hand,
Gracious Lord, oh bomb the Germans.
Spare their women for Thy Sake,
Lord, reserve for me a crown,
And do not let my shares go down.
What a treat to hear Thy Word
Where the bones of leading statesmen,
Have so often been interred.
The big blue eyes are shut which saw wrong clothing
And favourite fields and coverts from a horse;
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