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Thread #59418   Message #1455660
Posted By: Amos
08-Apr-05 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
This roguish lifter, all deceits,
Lifts now the work of noble Keats
Who, in Lamia did, sincere
Write th'very lines now posted here,
But insincerely, of name bereft,
Of title bare, sans woof, sans weft
Stark as though to yon craven poster sly
It should in some way bring some credit nigh!
But tell him nay, and grant this rogue no credit!
Work hath no name at all, when he the name forgetteth!
Tell him then fie and roundly set him low,
IF thou respectest Keats, and Art, then let him know!
Bring out thy pitchfork, pick axe and long shifter,
And give no shrift to yonder lazy lifter!!

Patrice O'Henry, Count Auverigain
Blows to the Names of Mankind--A Work in Verse
Sly and Manic, Ltd.
Hull, England, 1847