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I will lug to the top of the mount
My scope's equatorial mount
To catalog Mars
And the luminous stars
But I fear they're too many to count.

SECRETARY - SERGEANT

[If needed, refer to Iolanthe, Finale, Act I, for a guide to pronunciation.]

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The Queen's secretary confessed:
"These protocol points make me stressed.
If, near the equator,
Some sergeant-dictator
Takes power, how's the bastard addressed?"

TOPPLE - TORPOR

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Louis XIV and XVI of France
Tried their wives' private lives to enhance
As they ditched the two Lous
In two loos in Toulouse
To avoid being looked at askance


(With four “to”s and four “loo”s to use I just couldn’t resist)
((Even without the key words))

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TOPPLE - TORPOR

The French like a good revolution,
To topple an old constitution.
The conservative British
Regard this as skittish;
Their torpor prevents that solution.

CYNOSURE - DACHSHUND

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There were many fine dogs at the show,
But the true cynosure – le plus beau
Was a dachshund, whose mien
Was so proud and serene
It impressed the most jaded old pro.

STRATHSPEY - STRIDENT

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Though pipers will happily play
A strident Scots reel or strathspey,
They're often less keen
On God Save the Queen,
But Flower of Scotland's OK.

COWSLIPS – CULVERT

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...but with the understanding that Spa is a town in Belgium, I offer

Hergé's comic's in French up in Spa
Where they laugh "Hé-hé-hé!" not "Ha-Ha!"
Might be plain or be fanthy -
Or mock Iolanthe
(Brass band playing Tin-Tin-ta-ra!)

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From a culvert where it was concealed,
A Spa stream emerged in a field
Where cowslips were found
And Francophones clowned.
Now the source of their mirth is revealed.

MODEST – MODULATION

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Musicians of modest ability
Admire great composers' facility
For smooth modulation,
Refined orchestration,
And feats of melodic agility.

ENCROACH – ENERGETIC

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Some cities are most energetic;
Their development pace is frenetic.
But such an approach
May sadly encroach
On the peace of a monkish ascetic.

RAVINE – REACT

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