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Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff

Rating: 3.3
"Terence, this is stupid stuff!
You eat your victuals fast enough;
There can't be much amiss, 'tis clear,
To see the rate you drink your beer.
But oh, good Lord, the verse you make,
It gives a chap the belly-ache!
The cow, the old cow, she is dead;
It sleeps well, the horned head...
We poor lads, 'tis our turn now
To hear such tunes as killed the cow!
Pretty friendship 'tis to rhyme
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COMMENTS
Mark Adams 09 January 2012
While this is my favorite poem, I still disagree with the second narrator of this poem that there is much less good than ill. I have a more upbeat view on the world than Housman did.
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Mark Adams 09 January 2012
A few mistypes in this poem, but well enough.
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Chris Mendros 26 August 2007
Ah, yes, the power of positive drinking. Way too much competition for our humble verse.
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