Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Poetry Thursday--QUATRAIN


Jack, eating rotten cheese, did say,
Like Samson I may thousands slay;
I vow, quoth Roger, so you do.
And with the self-same weapon too.

--Benjamin Franklin

(I didn't know Ben Franklin was such a cut-up, did you?)


DRINK TO ME ONLY

Drink to me only with thine eyes--
That's one way to economize.

--Anonymous

10 comments:

sheela said...

Hah! Both are funny, but I esp. like the drinkin one...

harmonyinline said...

Oh it tis funny!

Turquoise CRO said...

You're sooooo Cheesy! lol

twitches said...

Ha, funny stuff, thanks for posting!

jim said...

18th-century verse is just so bitchy!

ecm said...

Very amusing...I don't think of Ben Franklin as being funny either.

Tammy said...

Who knew? LOL Funny find.

Deb R said...

I've gotten the feeling from things I've read that Mr. Franklin was a smartass and a horny old goat. I probably would've really liked him! :-D

pepektheassassin said...

But I don't think he really carried a mouse around in his hat....

pepektheassassin said...

Although, maybe he DID. Who nose?