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Famous To Err Is Human Poems by Famous Poets

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by Service, Robert William
Then there was Pete the painter lad,
 And Timothy the tailor.

Though virtue hurt you vice ain't nice;
 They say to err is human;
Alas! one pays a bitter price,
 It's hell to be a woman.
Oh dear! Why was I born a lass
 Who hated to say: No, sir.
I'd better in my sorry pass
 Blame Mister Simms, the grocer....Read More

by Service, Robert William
...a tender-hearted dame,
Military is my bent;
Thus my pretty dears can claim
For their Pa the Regiment.
As they say: to err is human;
But though lots of love I've had,
I'm an ordinary women,
Just as good as I am bad.

Good and bad should find their level,
So I often wonder why
May was angel, Maude was devil,
Yet between the two was I.
May, they say, has taken vows -
Sister Mary, pure and sweet;
Maudie's in a bawdy house,
Down in Mariposa Street.

It's not natur...Read More

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