Nonfiction > Lionel Strachey, et al., eds. > The World’s Wit and Humor > Greek, Roman & Oriental
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · VOLUME CONTENTS · INDEX TO AUTHORS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes.  1906.
Vol. XV: Greek—Roman—Oriental
 
The Roman Cockney
By Catullus (c. 84–c. 54 B.C.)
 
Stipends Anius even on opportunity shtipends,
Ambush as hambush still Anius used to declaim;
Then, hoped fondly the words were a marvel of articulation,
While with an h immense hambush arose from his heart.
So his mother of old, so e’en spoke Liber his uncle,        5
Credibly; so grandsire, grandam, alike did agree.
 
Syria took him away; all ears had rest for a moment;
Lightly the lips those words, slightly could utter again.
None was afraid any more of a sound so clumsy returning;
Sudden a solemn fright seized us: a message arrives.        10
“News from Sonia country; the sea, since Anius entered,
Changed; ’twas Ionian once, now ’twas Hionian all.”
 
 
CONTENTS · VOLUME CONTENTS · INDEX TO AUTHORS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors