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July 17 , 2010

Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 109, August 10, 1895 (Illustrated)


Tell me not, in Summer numbers,
"Holidays are but a dream!"
If you hold that vacs are slumbers,
Well—things are not what they seem.
Cook is real! Gaze is earnest!
And the earth's end is their goal;
"Bust" thou art, and "bust" returnest,
Sing they to the tripper's soul.
Not enjoyment—rather, sorrow
Greets the tourist on his way;
His to toil, that each to-morrow
Find him farther on his way.
Tours are long, and Time is fleeting,
While we dire discomfort brave;
In globe-trotting, record-beating,
Pleasure surely finds its grave.
Let us, still, each town be "doing,"
Since "tow-rowing" is our fate—
Then, half-dead with guide-pursuing,
Brag o'er those at home who wait!

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