Truly brilliant! I'm not sure I've felt so humbled by a post.
The best part about it is: it's all true!!!!
On 3/24/10 11:19 AM, "David L. Miller" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Brilliant. I was about to say the same thing . . .
> On Mar 24, 2010, at 2:15 PM, andrew zurcher wrote:
>> Verses composed upon The Spenser Encyclopedia, by A. C. Hamilton
>> Hail, hallowed lectionary! sacred Tome!
>> From which we lesson at appointed hours
>> Upon the arcane mysteries of our Poem,
>> And fresh our own, and quicken other powers!
>> A pillar Petrarch had, where Wyatt leant,
>> Trajan and Nelson one apiece -- but see,
>> Great generals single columns must content
>> When every page of Hamilton has three!
>> The English church was built on thirty-nine,
>> But seven articles have made a nation;
>> Our book, more articled, is more divine,
>> A new America of education!
>> Leave Cortez to surmising -- this, my rhyme! --
>> Not just for nineteen-ninety, but all time.
>> With the affectionate gratitude, Bert, of the true encyclopedia
>> Andrew Zurcher
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