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Quotation by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
find out who it is that writes those lovely cracker mottoes!'
'Tell me, Henry Wadsworth, Alfred, Poet Close, or Mister Tupper,
Do you write the bonbon mottoes my Elvira pulls at supper?'
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911), British parodist, librettist. Alternative title, The Gentle Pieman. Ferdinando and Elvira (l. 28–30). . .
Faber Book of Comic Verse, The. Michael Roberts and Janet Adam Smith, eds. (Rev. ed., 1974; paperback 1978) Faber and Faber.
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