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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?
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.