Monday 28 September 2020

Mothers of large families (who claim to common sense)

I absolutely love Amy Coney Barrett for being a mother of 7 and Mrs Von Der Leyen too (useless in most other respects though she is). The latter is a Protestant, by the way. Jacob Rees-Mogg gets an honourable mention for 6, though Boris Johnson's 6 are slightly less honourable. But a demon came to me and reminded me of Hilaire Belloc's The Tiger.

The tiger, on the other hand,
Is kittenish and mild,
And makes a pretty playfellow
For any little child.
And mothers of large families
(Who claim to common sense)
Will find a tiger well repays
The trouble and expense.

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