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Thread #59418 Message #2757532
Posted By: Rapparee
01-Nov-09 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
It is pronounced "Rap-a-ree", sir. I permit one such slip, on the second you will be asked to defend your besmirchment of my honour with your life or be posted as a poltroon.
We memorized poems. One that we memorized was the last stanza to Bryant's "Thanatopsis":
"...Go not, like the quarry slave at night, scourged to his dungeon,
But sustained and soothed by an unfaltering grace approach thy grave
Like one who wraps the draperies of his couch around him
And lies down to pleasant dreams."
Just the sort of upbeat stuff for 10th graders!