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A. H. Reginald Buller (1874-1944)

To her friends said the Bright one in chatter


              1To her friends said the Bright one in chatter,
              2"I have learned something new about matter:
              3    My speed was so great,
              4    Much increased was my weight,
              5Yet I failed to become any fatter!"

Notes

2] Mass increases with velocity in Alfred Einstein's special theory of relativity.


Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: William S. Baring-Gould, The Lure of the Limerick: An Uninhibited History (New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1967): 6.
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1999.
Recent editing: 2:2002/2/6*1:2003/6/28

Form: limerick


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