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Spooner Limerick wins Spectator competition

In Competition No. 3240, the Spectator magazine invited readers to tell the life story of a well-known figure in three limericks.
17 Mar 2022
Alumni News

Our own Rev. Spooner was given life by Alan Millard who won a £25 voucher.

Born in London, this lad was no fool,
He was tutored at Oswestry School.
Of brains not deprived
At Oxford he thrived
And, as warden at New College, ruled.

With a wife and five children to raise
He taught for the rest of his days,
But being befuddled
His words he’d get muddled
And call foggy days, ‘doggy fays’.

It’s a tragedy one of the best
Should be famed as a figure of jest
And sadly this saint,
Who was clever though quaint,
Was at Grasmere at last ‘raid to lest’!

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