Sir: Michael Fishberg (letter, 20 February) suggests "door-hinge" as a rhyme for "orange", but he does not see how the two words could be used in the same context. There is no difficulty about this, as the following clerihew shows:
Said the Doctor, "Oil
Is good for a boil.
But to cure a creaking door-hinge,
I recommend the juice of an orange"
However, I do not think that "door-hinge" is really a good rhyme for "orange" because of the intrusive "h". I suggest the following as an improvement:
Dean Inge, when at College,
Was renowned for the breadth of his knowledge.
On the history of the House of Orange,
It was impossible to floor Inge
Leo Baeck College
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