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Montague Mount had such marvellous manners | 07-Nov-07

Can anyone help with the following, which the enquirer believes is the first verse?

Montague Mount had such marvellous manners / That both of his parents expanded with joy / His uncles would sometimes present him with tanners / He really was such an exceptional boy

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although he never forgot to say pardon and never had.. food on his knees he wasn't always too good to be true
Wendy Richards

He'd eat up his greens his fat and his gristle he never forgot to say pardon but he wasn't entirely too good to be true
one day he went down to a shed in the garden and wrote down the rudest expressions he knew
one day little Montague was asked to a party at Crabapple Towers by Lady Fitzcoke
he bowed to his Lordship
Wendy Richards

Wendy Richards has remembered some more:

Montague Mount had such marvellous manners
That both of his parents expanded with joy
His uncles often presented him tanners,
He really was such an exceptional boy.
Although he never forgot to say pardon
He wasn't entirely too good to be true
For sometimes he'd hide in a shed in the garden
And write down the rudest expressions he knew.
One day young Montague was asked to a party
At Crabapple Towers by Lady Fitzcoke
He bowed to his Lordship and laughed very hearty
Whenever his ladyship uttered a joke.
Poetry Library

I was taught this by an aunt when I was a child. She wrote it out for me, but I can't find the original. I did a typeset version from memory a while back, which I just unearthed: it's about 98% accurate. Links are not allowed here, so you'll have to decode this: latex (dot) silmaril (dot) ie (slash) examples (slash) montaguemount.pdf
Peter Flynn


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