Friday, September 6, 2013

PD88-89. Definitive humor

These two also appear in Billington's collection (see PD81-87 notes.)
The limerick is furtive and mean;
 You must keep it in close quarantine,
 Or it sneaks to the slums
 And promptly becomes
 Disorderly, drunk and obscene.

 It needn't have ribaldry's taint
 Or strive to make everyone faint.
 There's a type that's demure
 And perfectly pure
 Though it helps quite a lot if it ain't.

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