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"And is there still jam for tea?..." | 25-Jul-06

"And is there still jam for tea?..."

Possibly written during World War Two.

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If the quotation is "And is there honey still for tea?" then this is Rupert Brooke's "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester" which pre-dates WW1.
Jane Wickenden

As Jane W writes, unless it is a parody of Rupert Brookes original but it doesn't scan very well!
Paene Birch

Rupert Brooke's poem was parodied in Peter Sellers' "Balham, Gateway to the South". Memorably his version ended: "Honey's off, dear".
Sue Bussey

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