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#101737 - 04/26/03 06:50 PM Re: the usual irregularities
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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p.p.s. - as somebody or else might say, proxy schmoxy..

Okay, Hogmaster®® (there's two trademarks because I owed ya one from before ), that's fine...I'll take the win by proxy schmoxy then, whatever you say!



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#101738 - 04/26/03 07:41 PM Re: Maahey
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For the record, maahey:

I had no idea that lant was this urinated beverage. I was simply observing that the definition was disgusting and why I thought it was disgusting. Now that I have learned that definition was, in fact, the correct one, I am even more disgusted to consider that people drink urine in their ale!

But I offer here for the occasion of this lanted Hogwash round a poem that Keats recorded in a letter:

[Keats writes in explanation of the poem:]

"Horace Twiss dined the other day with Horace Smith--now Horace Twiss has an affectation of repeating extempore verses--which however he writes at home. After dinner Horace T. was to recite some verses, and before he did he went aside to pretend to make on the spot verses composed before hand. While H. T. was out of the Room H. S. wrote the following and handed it about, when H. Twiss had done his spouting."

[And now the poem:]

'What precious extempore verses are Twiss's
Which he makes ere he waters, and vows as he pisses,
'Twould puzzle the Sages of greece to unriddle
Which flows out the fastest his verse or his piddle,
And 'twould pose them as much to know whether or not
His Piss or his Poems go quickest to Pot![


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#101739 - 04/27/03 09:24 AM Re: Maahey
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WW, ; I must send this off to my dad, who is a BIG Keats fan. First, I struggle with believing in lant and now, I have to digest this Keats! I love it!

So then, who knows what about lanting wrt beer? Thank the Lords, I am a beer hater. Tastes like cardboard mixed with water, to me! [scurrying away before trumpets sound!)


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#101740 - 04/27/03 11:46 AM Re: Maahey
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In reply to:

Thank the Lords, I am a beer hater.


~maahey

I'm a beer hater, too, except for some recent ale Faldage showed me and that wasn't bad. But I don't expect I'll try anything along those lines ever again for fear that the ale's (or beer's) been lanted.

Keats: Keats quotes the poem in a letter. I'm not sure whether he was actually the author of the poem. Will have to go back and check my notes, maahey, but the letter, at least, is authentic Keats.


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#101741 - 04/27/03 12:09 PM Re: Keat's letter
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#101742 - 04/27/03 01:02 PM My apologies Mr. Keats
maahey Offline
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So excited was I, by the thought of my father's discomfort on reading those lines, and so eager was I to wave them under his nose, that I dared to assume the great Keats was not above such humour. I cut and paste WW's post and dashed off a mail with maximum speed. Will now have to eat very humble crow. Serves me right, I suppose! [sigh]

tsuwm and WW, where do you find all these loverly things! I thoroughly enjoyed both posts. Thanks much. What struck me most about the letter was the quiet unassuming way in which he moved from H.Smith's lines to his own verse, with not so much as the smallest of critical comment to pass about the former.


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#101743 - 04/27/03 01:23 PM Re: My apologies Mr. Keats
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I claim no special google talent (this time :) -- I merely plugged one line of the poem into the search box and was duly rewarded with one (1) hit.


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#101744 - 04/27/03 06:53 PM Re: My apologies Mr. Keats
Wordwind Offline
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Interesting that google gave you that hit, tsuwm, since I found the letter on another site. Wonder why google didn't pick up the other site, too?Never mind. I just checked out my research route and ended up at the same place you posted tsuwm. Guess I went around my cyber elbow to get to my cyber thumb.

In reply to:

The Keats letter contains six lines by Keats's acquaintance Horace Smith, which Madden declared "very clever"


So, Horace Smith is the poet in question here.


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#101745 - 04/28/03 10:53 AM Re: the quiz
tsuwm Offline
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I thought some of y'all would be interested in reading a reply to the "lant quiz" that I received today from caradea, so here it is in its entirety:













ewww~wwww! =)

:-)


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#101746 - 04/28/03 09:27 PM Re: the quiz
consuelo Offline
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Thanks for sharing that, tsuwm. Glad to hear she's still ewwwwwwwww-ing. =)


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