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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:46 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Call me Ishmael.



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Mikeharvey



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops.... Embarassed Embarassed  Sorry Evie.......


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Mikeharvey



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the county of Shropshire, a lad,
Roamed the fields looking roguish and glad,
When his pals asked him why
He replied with a sigh,
'I've been kissed by old Housman, the cad.'


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles Lutwidge and young Alice Liddell,
Were faced with this curious riddle,
If the Red Queen went mad
And the Hatter wore plaid
Then which of them sat in the middle?




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MikeAlx



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A villainous chap, E.R. Gorse,
Conned young ladies, and showed no remorse.
With his charm he'd endear 'em,
Cocktail and West Pier 'em,
Then clear 'em right out - well of course!



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MikeAlx



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A cockroach woke up one fine day
In a fairly peculiar way.
"I'm a man!" he exclaimed.
"I'll write this, and be famed,
And I'll call myself Mr Franz K".



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jane Eyre had the fright of her life
When she discovered her boss's mad wife
Was locked up in the attic.
How melodramatic !
But in the Gothic such things are quite rife.


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Castorboy



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter Pan had a fwendy called Wendy
And thought her quite dainty and trendy,
While the dastardly Hook undone by a clock,
Inside a very vengeful croc,
Came rightfully to a sticky endy.

Proust was obsessed with the past
And wrote what he hoped would last.
He thought he loved dames
But was fed up with their games
So hes remembered for the vocabulary he hast.


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Caro



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Around about eighteen sixty-seven
Poor Anna was taken to heaven
She's sexy and bad
And drives Vronsky mad,
But I much preferred the dear Levin.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Young Eddie, whose surname was Pus,
From childhood was under a cuss,
He murdered his pater,
Then married his mater,
And the Gods made a hell of a fuss.



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