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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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Published by Susan on 07/29/2003 (3283 reads)
"In all my life I've never read...

"In all my life I've never read
A book," said Mister Rosenstein;
"I've never had the time, instead
I've concentrated on my line
Of ladies' fancy underwear,
So now I am a millionaire.

"My library is full of books;
My wife she says they're lots of fun;
But though I give them wistful looks
I've never read a single one,
It takes me all my time, it seems,
To scan the fashion magazines.

"For now I'm toiling night and day
To make a million into more;
And keep my garments on display
In every town, in every store;
For quality and sheer design
Demand the mark of Rosenstein.

"Well maybe when I'm old and grey
I might turn publisher myself;
There's money in Romance they say,
But my romance is piling pelf:
To me a healthy ledger looks
Far better than a thousand books.

"So each to his own job; and mine
Is making 'undies' for the dames,
To keep the firm of Rosenstein
High in the Trade's most famous names:
So on my tomb (if you should look)
See graved: He never read a book."

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