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Text of a poem by James McIntyre entitled ODE ON THE MAMMOTH CHEESE, 1884
Poem by James McIntyre entitled "Ode on the Mammoth Cheese", 1884, considered one of the worst poems in Canadian literature
Source: Canadian poetry from the beginnings through the First World War
selected and with an afterword by Carole Gerson and Gwendolyn Davies -- Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1994. -- xv, 390 p. ; 18 cm. -- ISBN 0771034504. -- P. 117-118
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