"I shall be happy for one," said Mrs. clerihew, laying stress on the aspirate.
"Two gills to the coffin-room, Mrs. clerihew," he cried to the woman in the kitchen.
In my hearing Mrs. clerihew has accused Nurse Branscome of 'carrying tales.' '
The three kept sentry, knowing that clerihew must sooner or later return with his convoy, there being no other exit.
But Mrs. clerihew, between her lapses, clung passionately to gentility and the world's esteem.
For a good five minutes the pair mauled Mrs. clerihew, who, with an air of high gentility, went on ironing shirts.
It became embarrassing, though, when Mrs. clerihew accosted him next day with a precisely similar request.
When it was time to be going she thanked Mrs. clerihew very prettily, and walked back with Brother Copas to her father's room.
humorous verse form, 1928, from English humorist Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956), who described it in a book published 1906 under the name E. Clerihew.