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Avy #205565 04/21/12 01:08 PM
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...it's available via Amazon.com and, I'm sure, elsewhere. Also study guides and lesson plans. But I wouldn't re-read Shakespeare, at least not yet. I can guarantee you that after DoT you'll never look at Shakespeare's version quite the same way again.

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This is a great rhyme, wofa, and I appreciate your skill in apllying it to jj's teaser. However, as a historian (Ret'd) I have to protest that I am mystified as to exactly who we are talking about! There are a few choices:-
1] Henry II and Thomas a' Becket of Canterbury (he was the "turbulent priest" that Henry wanted rid of.)

2]Richard III and the two young Princes , murdered in the Tower of London (supposedly) - which is the plot of Tey's excellent book, Daughter of Time

3] Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More, whom Good King Hal had beheaded for not agreeing to support the Divorce between himself and Catherine of Arragon.

There we have a slice of English history, covering just over two centuries - a very colourful and turbulent period, indeed, although not the period in which I specialise (I'm a late C18/C19 Social Historian by trade.)

jj asked "How many martyrs do you have over there, anyway?" The answer is, "More than you can conveniently shake a stick at." Whilst I was very aware that she wasn't referring to Donne (who wasn't a marytr at all) and did wonder it whe meant More, I must admit that I didn't really know - as all good historians excuse theselves, "It isn't my period!" I did wonder if it could have been one of the Oxford Martyrs, Latimer, Cranmer or Ridley: but Sir Thomas did seem the likeliest candidate.

Thanks, jj, anyway, for starting up a very interssting sideline!

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STUPOR - SUBLIMINAL

Some advertising is subliminal,
With pictures infinitely minimal
You get caught in the loop, or
Pass out in a stupor.
This device is decidedly criminal!


HEROIC - HETERODOX


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The amazon alternative online company that India buys from does not have it. Dayamn wofa! Now that he's put it above Shakespeare, I want to read it even more. I did not think we'd get it here. *sulk*
Edit: I did not know who the meddlesome priest is either.

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HEROIC - HETERODOX

The tyranny of words, the devaluation of men. smile

What? A heterosexual male is heterodox
While a homosexual male is not?
Our heros are her-o-ic - a doxy paradox
The her-oes fill the empty slot

Much love today is unrequited
Have words made us undecided? confused

ENTROPY - EPHERICAL


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Hmm? Maybeso you folks didn't like my two words?

ENTROPY - EPHERICAL

Ok, here are two happy words to poem:

DAFFODIL - DAIQUIRI

Better? smile

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I searched, but was rendered hysterical:
There's no meaning for that word epherical.
I decided that entropy
Perverted intent, so we
Are left to conclude: error clerical.

After sniffing a daffodil frock
My smeller developed a block.
I can't tell - the chagrin!
if it's rum, rye, or gin:
Is it rickey or daiquiri, Doc?

CLEAR CLICK

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Tromboniator and all: I apologise for my misspelling of the word "ephemeral". I just looked in my dictionary once again to check the spelling but the word is now gone. blush

No matter Trombo, we got two rhymes out of you for one.
"Is it rickey or daiqiuri, Doc?" A grand slam double! laugh

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I wish I could cook like an Emeril
But my skills culinary? Ephemeral.
...With the entropy there
...Any food I'd prepare
Would be not just bad taste, t'would be memeral.

If you eat at my kitchen, it's clear
You will never forget it, I fear.
...So I'll close it - "click, click" -
...And then turn around quick
And look up and see everyone cheer !


REVISION - RIGHT


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Good show, Wofo, you continually amaze me.

Wrong is wrong and right is right
Dogs do bark and snakes do bite
Revisit limerick verse
Right and wrong reverse
Benight: bad is good; wrong is right

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