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Old 12-28-2016, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Sam Flynn View Post
Those verses were probably made up by Donald McCormick in the late 1950s. I believe that doggerel first appears in his book The Identity of Jack the Ripper.
I can't say I'm convinced of McCormick "probably" having made up the other two verses as they seem to run nicely in many respects with the Mcnaghton quoted verse from his 1913 memoirs but of course they could have been created later.
‘There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact’ Sherlock Holmes
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