The Spike: or, Victoria College Review Capping Carnival 1922
Quartette—Act I., Scene 1. — Barrel, Outed, Columbus and D A.D.M.S. — "The Modern Girl."
Quartette—Act I., Scene 1.
Barrel, Outed, Columbus and D A.D.M.S.
"The Modern Girl."
Of old they sang the hero, superman of brawn and might,
Who hopped it in the morning with his trusty blade bedight,
And playful dragons prodded deep with many a dext'rous whirl—
But the blighter would never have had the nerve to face the modern girl!
Of old the tuneful troubadour sang blithesome as a lark;
While up behind the casement bright there beamed divine the spark:
The storm might rage, the tempest blow, he heedless sang his Pearl—
But the mugwump would never have cut much ice, had it been the modern girl!
Of old crusaders swept the seas and travelled lands afar.
To all the world they blazoned fair, on their crests, a rose from Her,
And eke upon the heathen did their reckless javelins hurl—
But Gee! It would have got their goat had they met the modern girl!
Of old did knights their ladies' fame in tourneys high uphold.
E'en thought it good in their defence with their blood to stain the wold;
Yea him, who'd not his claret shed, they deemed the veriest churl—
But crumbs! They'd have thought about it twice, had it been the modern girl!