3/9/13

GKC: Clerihews

Saul
Was tall.
David cut off the end of his cloak
For a joke.


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Solomon
You can scarcely write less than a column on.
His very song
Was long.


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Of the prophet Ezekiel
I do not wish to speak ill;
But he himself owns
He saw a valley of Dry Bones.

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C.H. Spurgeon
Was a queer old sturgeon.
His opponents he would tackle
In a tabernacle.


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The novels of Jane Austen
Are the ones to get lost in.
I wonder if Labby
Has read “Northanger Abbey.”


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James Hogg
Kept a dog,
But, being a shepherd
He did not keep a leopard.


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The Spanish people think Cervantes
Equal to a half dozen Dantes;
An opinion resented most bitterly
By the people of Italy.


~G.K. Chesterton

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