There once was an old monk of Basing

Original Text: 
Cosmo Monkhouse, Nonsense Rhymes (London: R. Brimley Johnson, n.d.). Illustrated by Gilbert Chesterton. No pagination. 12315.ccc.50 British Library
1There once was an old monk of Basing,
2Whose salads were something amazing;
3    But he told his confessor
4    That Nebuchadnezzar
5Had given him hints upon grazing.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2001.