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Old 05-17-2017, 02:16 PM
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On Archaisms

Yes, I will use the language of the past
And mummified cliché
Alway! Alway!
Until the last Alas! has been Alassed!
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Old 05-17-2017, 02:20 PM
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Prithee, Aaron, tell me, why this mock?
From such a gentle fellow, 'tis a shock.
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Old 05-17-2017, 02:25 PM
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Well done, Aaron N. "Prithee" is great. I think this thread will be a good place for me and other members to purge our pent-up archaisms.
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Old 05-17-2017, 02:36 PM
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I think this poem just beat itself up for its own lunch money.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:20 PM
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Well, duh, Quincy. That was the point.
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:04 PM
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To modern speech I like to say
hip hip hip hip hip hooray,
but to language that's archaic
I feel I am compelled to say ick.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:10 AM
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Prithee, Aaron, tell me, why this mock?
From such a gentle fellow, 'tis a shock.
Where's the "like" thingy?

Good one!
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:53 PM
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Ann, I confess I do not know Lord John Wilmot's corpus as well as I should. I have done some research. Here's a stanza from "Signior Dildo:"

The Countess o'th'Cockpit (who knows not her name?
She's famous in story for a killing dame),
When all her old lovers forsake her, I trow,
She'll then be contented with Signior Dildo.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:09 PM
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Alas, all my endeavours seem in vain
I did but seek to make the matter plain.
I wrought a little ditty for thy pleasure
Stuff'd full of wicked wit and merry measure.
I weep to see thee cruelly ignore this,
It being orphaned on the page before this.
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:02 AM
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Aaron, your Metrical wish "I'd rather read a song/poem about herpes"
is my command.



A spell for the removal of...


Avaunt thee, Herpes, thou persistent sore
That clingst, unbidden, like a needy whore.
Thou mak'st a midden of mine upper lip
Giving, the while, a goodly bit of gyp.
Thou festerest, impediment to bliss,
Stabbing me worst whene'er I purse to kiss.
Begone, thou evil cherry, shrink and go
To feast upon the facehole of my foe!
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