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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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A Bachelor

Published by Susan on 08/08/2003 (2881 reads)
'Why keep a cow when I can buy...

'Why keep a cow when I can buy,'
        Said he, 'the milk I need,'
I wanted to spit in his eye
        Of selfishness and greed;
But did not, for the reason he
        Was stronger than I be.

I told him: ''Tis our human fate,
        For better or for worse,
That man and maid should love and mate,
        And little children nurse.
Of course, if you are less than man
        You can't do what we can.

'So many loving maids would wed,
        And wondrous mothers be.'
'I'll buy the love I want,' he said,
        'No squally brats for me.'
. . . I hope the devil stoketh well
        For him a special hell.

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