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William Shakespeare
“Fear no more the heat o' the sun,
Nor the furious winter's rages;
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages;
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.

Fear no more the frown o' the great;
Thou art past the tyrant's stroke:
Care no more to clothe and eat;
To thee the reed is as the oak:
The sceptre, learning, physic, must
All follow this, and come to dust.

Fear no more the lightning-flash,
Nor the all-dreaded thunder-stone;
Fear not slander, censure rash;
Thou hast finished joy and moan;
All lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee, and come to dust.

No exorciser harm thee!
Nor no witchcraft charm thee!
Ghost unlaid forbear thee!
Nothing ill come near thee!
Quiet consummation have;
And renownéd be thy grave!”
William Shakespeare, Cymbeline

Harry Graham
“Little Willie, full of glee,
Put radium in grandma's tea.
Now he thinks it quite a lark
To see her shining in the dark.”
Harry Graham, Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes and More Ruthless Rhymes

Flann O'Brien
“When things go wrong and will not come right,
Though you do the best you can,
When life looks black as the hour of night,
Flann O'Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds

William Shakespeare
“As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods.
They kill us for their sport.”
William Shakespeare, King Lear

W.H. Auden
“Lovers of small numbers go benignly potty,
Believe all tales are thirteen chapters long,
Have animal doubles, carry pentagrams,
Are Millerites, Baconians, Flat-Earth-Men.

Lovers of big numbers go horribly mad,
would have the Swiss abolished, all of us
Well-purged, somatotyped, baptised, taught baseball:
They empty bars, spoil parties, run for Congress.”
W.H. Auden, Auden: Poems

The Doggerel File (Humor)
13 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: Where I give William Topaz McGonagall a run for his money
Elegy for Eliot (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: Lovesong of J. Eliot Spitzer
Literary Collaborations I'd Like to See (Humor)
7 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: (and a few screen collaborations as well)
Buttercup (Parenting & Families)
6 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:32PM
Description: Memories of my family
The Wilbur Chronicles (Horror)
6 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:32PM
Description: Tales from the trenches of middle management
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