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    Among them was a Bishop, who
    Had lately been appointed to
    The balmy isle of Rum-ti-Foo,
    And Peter was his name.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper;
    A peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked.
    If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper,
    Where’s the peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked?
    Mother Goose (fl. 17th–18th century. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers (l. 1–4)