Madame Dill: Anon


Madame Dill
Is very ill,
And nothing will improve her,
Until she sees
The Tuileries
And waddles through the Louvre.


Poor Madame Dill! The author of this little ditty, who hides behind a cloak of anonymity, clearly thinks Madame Dill is an object of ridicule. But I have every sympathy. When I was younger (ie unmarried) and freer to take off for Paris on a whim, I too thought it was just the destination to cure every malaise. So you go girl, Madame Dill! 🙂

The illustration, via Wikimedia, is Le Louvre, le palais des Tuileries et la Grande Galerie en 1615. Extrait du plan de Merian.

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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