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Thread #59418   Message #1832913
Posted By: Amos
12-Sep-06 - 04:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Travel has dulled our friend of books,
He's fallen off the wagon,
And once again, by hooks and crooks,
He sets his pen a-waggin'
With lines from history's greatest tomes,
Wherever greatness said it
He'll take it up and pass it on,
Without a hint of credit.
No author's names or sources wide
From our gifted far librarian
And all convention he denies
In fits of pique contrarian.
So let us make it up for hope
That he will grant surcease:
He's quoting Alexander Pope
And the poems of L. MacNeice.

Alexander Pope's "Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot" of January 1735
Louis MacNeice - Bagpipe Music