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    name='Steve Crook']Not a cryptic one, who can recognise the text from this famous book?



    Shortly after this the cruel Queen died and a post-mortem examination revealed the word 'CALLOUS' engraved on her heart.



    Steve


    1066 and all that!

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    name='CaptainWaggett']1066 and all that!


    Of course



    For Moon: This is a comic history of Britain. You have to know our real history to appreciate the jokes but it's very good.



    This is a reference to Mary I, aka "Bloody Mary" (called "Broody Mary" in this book). Mary was Catholic and supported Spain in a war against France. As a result of that, Britain lost her last territory in France - Calais, and Mary said "When I die you will find Calais engraved on my heart"



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    wrote this:





    " And all my days are trances,

    And all my nightly dreams

    Are where thy grey eye glances,

    And where thy footstep gleams--

    In what ethereal dances,

    By what eternal streams. "

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    Edgar Allan Poe.

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    name='GRAEME']Edgar Allan Poe.




    It is !!


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    Who comes here (Too soon!)?



    Smiling, she chides in a kind murmuring noise,

    And from her body wipes the clammy joys,

    When, with a thousand kisses wandering o'er

    My panting bosom, "Is there then no more?"

    She cries. "All this to love and rapture's due

    Must we not pay a debt to pleasure too?"

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    name='GRAEME']Who comes here (Too soon!)?




    Au hasard: D.H Lawrence ??, or friend of his, Aldous Huxley, in non-published Erotics ??



    mOOn.

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    name='moonfleet']Au hasard: D.H Lawrence ??, or friend of his, Aldous Huxley, in non-published Erotics ??



    mOOn.


    Much much older - and more upper class - titled even.



    Here's the opening (if you pardon the expression):



    Naked she lay, clasped in my longing arms,

    I filled with love, and she all over charms;

    Both equally inspired with eager fire,

    Melting through kindness, flaming in desire.

    With arms, legs, lips close clinging to embrace,

    She clips me to her breast, and sucks me to her face.

    Her nimble tongue, Love's lesser lightening, played

    Within my mouth, and to my thoughts conveyed

    Swift orders that I should prepare to throw

    The all-dissolving thunderbolt below.

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    i've read this poetry in college years ago i'm sure! is it reformation period and by lord rochester? i can't think of the title at all!

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    name='jaycad']i've read this poetry in college years ago i'm sure! is it reformation period and by lord rochester? i can't think of the title at all!


    It is The Imperfect Enjoyment by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. (And it soon gets very rude and graphic indeed! and very funny too...)



    'Twas one of the poems that the English prof got into trouble with Dr Rose Marie for reading to his feminist students in A Very Peculiar Practice.



    We had a randy bearded lecturer at Uni who liked to read Rochester aloud as well - make the girls blush and giggle...

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    name='GRAEME'] It is The Imperfect Enjoyment by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. (And it soon gets very rude and graphic indeed! and very funny too...)



    'Twas one of the poems that the English prof got into trouble with Dr Rose Marie for reading to his feminist students in A Very Peculiar Practice.



    We had a randy bearded lecturer at Uni who liked to read Rochester aloud as well - make the girls blush and giggle...


    ha ha-i was amazed how lewd it was for it's time! the title 'the imperfect enjoyment' still doesn't sound familiar though!

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    'But now, farewell--a long farewell--to happiness, winter or summer! Farewell to smiles and laughter! Farewell to peace of mind! Farewell to hope and to tranquil dreams, and to the blessed consolations of sleep. For more than three years and a half I am summoned away from these. I am now arrived at an Iliad of woes, for I have now to record'



    quite an easy one

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    name='jaycad']'But now, farewell--a long farewell--to happiness, winter or summer! Farewell to smiles and laughter! Farewell to peace of mind! Farewell to hope and to tranquil dreams, and to the blessed consolations of sleep. For more than three years and a half I am summoned away from these. I am now arrived at an Iliad of woes, for I have now to record'



    quite an easy one


    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater - Thomas de Quincey

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    name='GRAEME']Confessions of an English Opium-Eater - Thomas de Quincey


    sorry for the delay-i had eaten too much opium and fallen asleep! correct!!( i said it was an easy one!)

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    Whose famously bleak (but beautiful and oddly transcendent) view of existence?



    It's only oblivion, true:

    We had it before, but then it was going to end,

    And was all the time merging with a unique endeavour

    To bring to bloom the million-petalled flower

    Of being here. Next time you can't pretend

    There'll be anything else.

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    name='GRAEME']Whose famously bleak (but beautiful and oddly transcendent) view of existence?


    You silly old fool, now you're just larkin' about



    Steve

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    name='Steve Crook']You silly old fool, now you're just larkin' about



    Steve


    You're born, you wear bicycle clips, you wind up in Hull...

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    Not knowing what to name him,

    they just called him Sam,

    or, sometimes,

    "that thing that looks like a clam."



    Everyone wondered, but no one could tell,

    When would young Oyster Boy come out of his shell ?



    When the Thompson quadruplets espied him one day,

    they called him a bivalve and ran quickly away.





    Who wrote this ??

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    name='moonfleet']Not knowing what to name him,

    they just called him Sam,

    or, sometimes,

    "that thing that looks like a clam."



    Everyone wondered, but no one could tell,

    When would young Oyster Boy come out of his shell ?



    When the Thompson quadruplets espied him one day,

    they called him a bivalve and ran quickly away.





    Who wrote this ??




    A well known Film director too, if I am not mistaken...

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    Well done, Graeme, If you think of Tim Burton !!



    PS: Sorry for late answering.......



    Moon.

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