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'Pleased? I'll say I was pleased' | 23-Jun-09

Enquirer is looking for a humorous poem written in the voice of Helen of Troy, reacting to the trouble that came about in her name.

The last line of the poem is "Pleased? I'll say I was pleased."

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This is a poem by Lord Dunsany and it goes like this:

"And were you pleased?" they asked of Helen in Hell.
"Pleased?" answered she, "when all Troy's towers fell,
And dead were Priam's sons, and lost his throne,
And such a war was fought as none had known,
And even the gods took part, and all because of me alone?
Pleased? I should say I was!"
Anne Bingley

?And were you pleased?? they asked of Helen in Hell,
?Pleased??answered she, ?when all Troy?s towers fell;
And dead were Priam?s sons, and lost his throne?
And such a war was fought as none had known;
And even the gods took part; and all because
Of me alone! Pleased?
I should say I was!?

My great-grandmother used to say this to my mum. Not sure if it is part of a bigger poem!
Cameron Michie


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