OLD DEUTERONOMY


Old Deuteronomy's lived a long time;
He's a Cat who has lived many lives in succession.
He was famous in proverb and famous in rhyme
A long while before Queen Victoria's accession.
Old Deuteronomy's buried nine wives
And more--I am tempted to say, ninety-nine;
And his numerous progeny prospers and thrives
And the village is proud of him in his decline.
At the sight of that placid and bland physiognomy,
When he sits in the sun on the vicarage wall,
The Oldest Inhabitant croaks: "Well, of all . . .
Things. . . Can it be . . . really! . . . No!. . . Yes!. . .
Ho! hi!
Oh, my eye! My mind may be wandering, but I confess
I believe it is Old Deuteronomy!



T. S. Eliot (1888 — 1965)








 



Latitude 54.0913889 Longitude -8.3527778 Altitude (feet) 246
Lat (DMS) 54° 5' 29N Long (DMS) 8° 21' 10W Altitude (meters) 74