Friday, 19 December 2008

"Calamity in London", William McGonagall

Oh, heaven! it was a frightful and pitiful sight to see

Seven bodies charred of the Jarvis family;

And Mrs. Jarvis was found with her child, and both carbonized,

And as the searchers gazed thereon they were surprised.

And these were lying beside the fragments of the bed,

And in a chair the tenth victim was sitting dead;

Oh, Horrible! Oh, Horrible! What a sight to behold,

The charred and burnt bodies of both young and old.

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