Is the Grass Really Greener on the Other Side of the Fence?

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There was a naughty boy
And a naughty boy was he.
He ran away to Scotland
The people for to see.
There he found
That the ground
Was as hard
That a yard
Was as long
That a song
Was as merry
That a cherry
Was as red
That lead
Was as weighty
That four score
Was as eighty
That a door
Was as wooden
As in England.
So he stood in his shoes and he wondered.
He wondered.
He stood in his shoes and he wondered.

John Keats

The illustration is ‘The grass is greener on the other side of the wall …’ by Anneka Image ID: 2975270 via Shutterstock

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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