'Come friendly bombs, and fall on Slough! '
Well said indeed, Sir John - but why stop there?
Didcot is equally as ripe to disavow
And lowly Swindon somewhat less than fair.
From Hook to Hartlepool, Workington to Rye,
A thousand blights drive the beholder to despair
(Not least myself) : and for that very reason, I
Now offer to Heaven the following heartfelt prayer: