Skip to comments.Iowahawk: An Archbishop of Canterbury Tale (Rowan Williams lampooned in Chaucerian verse. Hoot!)
Posted on 02/13/2008 11:16:51 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o
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Okay, I have to admit that's what Chaucer looked like to me in high school.
I took that from here: http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/chaucerquot.htm
Didn’t see anything about a moose or anyone’s sister.
Whan that Haouk of Ioway’s faire lande
Hath slain me wyth such verses from hys hande
That I upon my floore hath felle and howl-ed
Laughing withal as I rolled upon it,
My neighborman hath knocked upon my walle
And for my swift demyse did smartlye calle,
That I didst mortify his nyght’s refreshment
Whan Weems’s petard hoist him in his vestment.
Weems talked the fool in Englaunds’s sanctuary
Now spyderwebbed, where once, knights knelt to Mary
And sware to honore Cryste, the Source of Trothe;
But where a buffoon now spake shame. Forsooth!
The rowan tree itselfe would have more smarts
Than Anglica’s oulde man, emitting farts
And stinking up the place with thoughts of Satan’s.
Mayhap Weems thynkkes to merit many virgins.
Meseems the Angle-churche hath left ye Pope
Hath left ye Catholicke Faythe and alle hoope
Hath left Reform Repentance and Reknoowne
And Right and Reason tumbled alle a-doowne
For to embrace the Musselmans Tradition?
Yea, tis folked up past Allah recognition.
Ha! Very good!
Yegads! Mine neighbor juste hath settled back,
When Mistress Don-O hath let rippe a newe attack
Of laughter ribald. Tis a fact,
That Weems doth make an entertaining hack!
Ping for self-preservation. Certainly one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.
This should brighten your day.
This is indeed a classic.
We are not worthy...
Reading this one, I'm finally in actuality doing the ROTFLMAO stuff I read occurring all the time on these sites, then I get to:
101 BURMA SHAVE
... and it's Pepsi all over my keyboard! ... this whole epic!!
Scroll down on left side to first item under "Nota Bene"
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