This poem, submitted by Henry Campkin to the March 8, 1873 British journal Notes and Queries, is somewhat nonsensical. It was written to please a group of youthful folk, and to show that the English tongue is as capable of being twisted into "uncouth shapes" as Latin. The terrible limp in the meter is unavoidable because one line of each couplet is largely palindromic.
"The Campkin Poem,"
Word Ways: Vol. 37
, Article 17.
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