It was many and many a year ago,
In a District styled E.C.,
That a monster dwelt whom I cam to know
By the name of Cannibal Flea,
And the brute was possessed with no other thought
Than to live--and to live on me.
Quotes, by Thomas Hood, Jr. , Source: The Cannibal Flea, a parody on Poe's "Annabel Lee"