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Thread #59418 Message #2492805
Posted By: Rapparee
13-Nov-08 - 11:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
...Gasping on deck, because you soar too high, Bob,
And fall, for lack of moisture, quite a-dry, Bob!
... Scott, Rogers, Campbell, Moore, and Crabbe will try
'Gainst you the question with posterity.
...To keep one creed's a task grown quite Herculean;
Is it not so, my Tory, ultra-Julian?
More Byron, perhaps, Amos?
I want a hero: an uncommon want,
When every year and month sends forth a new one,
Till, after cloying the gazettes with cant,
The age discovers he is not the true one;
Of such as these I should not care to vaunt,
I'll therefore take our ancient friend Don Juan --
We all have seen him, in the pantomime,
Sent to the devil somewhat ere his time.
Note the rhymes in the excerpts: "Herculean/ultra-Julian", "too high, Bob/quite a-dry Bob" and others. And even in the first stanze of the first Canto: "new one/true one/Don Juan." Brilliant! Byron tells us in rhyme how his hero's name is to be pronounced!
If it's good enough for Georgie Gordon then By Damn! Sir! it's good enough for me.