The Sovereigns of England
First William the Norman, then William his son,
Henry, Stephen, and Henry then Richard and John,
Next Henry the third; Edwards, one, two, and three;
And again after Richard, three Henries (sic) we see
Two Edwards, third Edward, if I rightly judge
Two Henries, sixth Edward, Queen Mary, Queen Bess;
Then Jemie the Scotchman, then Chas. whom they slew
Since he names the author of other item, but signed this himself, I assume that he composed it himself. You will note that the first twelve are the same as the twelve in Richard Holmes' poem, so I assume both are correct. I can't vouch for the accuracy of the rest of it, since my 1911 Britannica does not appear to have a list of English kings. Is the list correct otherwise? (The illegible words appear to he something like "Will Anne").
Anyone who was associated with the recent article "Personalities Against the Wall" as contributed by Doug Chang should be judged their peers. In rebuttal I would like to submit the three important vegetables in the garden -- lettuce, turnip and pea.
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