[lit-ideas] Re: Afternoon song

  • From: David Ritchie <profdritchie@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2013 17:08:40 -0800

On Feb 2, 2013, at 5:08 PM, Robert Paul wrote:

> British Law
> 
> Rule, Britannia! Take off those funny wigs.
> Britons never never never will be prigs.
> 
> 
> —Robert Guimbarde

In my mind you and a Jew's harp
gang th'gither like jam and a carp.

But ask me again at the end of this evening's Burns supper in which it will be 
revealed that when Scots refer to "the auld enemy," they're not merely 
referring to the Englishness of the English, but their devilry.  I have it on 
good authority.

David Ritchie,
Portland, Oregon

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