Thursday, December 9, 2010

Walk This Way

From my lovely burnt orange book, bought in Mecosta:

"The Scholars" by W.B. Yeats

Bald heads forgetful of their sins,
Old, learned, respectable bald heads
Edit and annotate the lines
That young men, tossing in their beds,
Rhymed out in love's despair
To flatter beauty's ignorant ear.

All shuffle there; all cough in ink;
All wear the carpet with their shoes;
All think what other people think;
All know the man their neighbour knows.
Lord, what would they say
Did their Cattulus walk that way?

In honor of the end of Hillsdale Hell Week and for general exams kicks and giggles:

H/T Andrew

And for the Dogwoodians et al.:

I've gotten a few entries, with promises of a few more, so here's the challenge again: if you were to give a toast (wedding or otherwise) in the voice of a literary character, whom would you imitate and what would you say? (See the bottom of yesterday's post for more details and inspiration!)

Happy Thursday!!

1 comment:

  1. Merlin's toast at Arthur and Guenevere's wedding (inspired by T.H. White's Merlin):

    "Ahem. Ah-ha-hem. Yes, well as the Wart's tutor and magician of known probity and international reputation, I believe I shall give a toast to the young couple. To Lancelot and Guenevere...Hm? What, what, what? Arthur's wedding? Betrayal not happened yet? Confounded backsight!

    Well my boy, don't take it too harshly. Many believe love is a trick played on us by the forces of evolution anyway. But what should I know? I have been, or rather will be, trapped in a tree by the wiles of a woman! And don't worry about Morgan and your deranged son Mordred. What now? Still a royal secret? Castor and Pollux blow me to Bermuda!" *Poof*