LETTER : David's poetry, Solomon's wisdom

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From The Very Rev Alan Webster

Sir: Geoffrey Hinton (Letters, 3 August) moves your correspondence about King David from his circumcision to his clothing. Could I move it further, to his morals, by quoting the verse I was taught in Sunday School:

King David and King Solomon

Lived very naughty lives,

Enjoyed themselves exceedingly

With other people's wives.

But when old age came creeping on

And conscience gave them qualms

King Solomon wrote the Proverbs

And King David wrote the Psalms.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Webster

Norwich

3 August

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