The english

They dress in what they like;
They are interested in sport;
They partake in all activities
If they think they ought.

They all succeed in doing
Their work in five short days
Which leaves them the two longest ones
To spend in different ways
Then some indulge in gardening
Or walking in the rain
And some delight in cricket
Or in riding in the plain
In spite of what's around him
The average Englishman
Does crosswords in the newspaper
In pencil-if he can
Involved in any accident.
The English take a pride
In being unemotional
They take things in the stride
In any circumstances —
Whatever they may be —
The English solve their problems
With an English cup of tea.