John Stuart Mill: A Clerihew

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John Stuart Mill
By a mighty effort of will,
Overcame his natural bonhomie
And wrote “Principles of Political Economy”

Edmund Clerihew Bentley 1875 – 1956

He had the honour of having the clerihew verse form (which he invented) named after him. It wouldn’t have happened if his name had been Smith, Jones or Brown.

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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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