The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3852891
Posted By: Rapparee
28-Apr-17 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featur'd like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on MOAB, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet BS remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

          --Bill Trudgecudgel, "Sonnet λ," The Collected Sonnets and Stuff. Stratfort-Nearby-Avonlady Job Printing, 1588.