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A DAY AT VERSAILLES.

A Versailles, as perhaps you have heard,
  Countless pictures of fights
     Form the chief of the sights:
Could so many great battles have ever occurred?
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No wonder our children the gardens preferred:—
For the fountains were really so pretty a sight,
That Bertie declared—and I think he was right—
      It was better to play
      Like the fountains all day,
  Than such terrible battles to fight.