They say that I was in my youth

Original Text: 
A Century of Humorous Verse 1850-1950, edited by Roger Lancelyn Green (London: Everyman, 1959): 289.
1They say that I was in my youth
2Uncouth and ungainly, forsooth!
3     I can only reply,
4     'Tis a lie! 'Tis a lie!
5I was couth -- I was perfectly couth.
Publication Start Year: 
Publication Notes: 
Punch (Sept. 11, 1907).
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1999.