onsdag, juni 03, 2009

Lord Byron - om rimmandets konst

Från Byrons fotnoter till Don Juan:

"I doubt if 'Laureate' and Iscariot' be good rhymes, but must say, as Ben Jonson did to Sylvester, who challanged him to rhyme with
-- 'I, John Sylvester, lay with your sister.'
Jonson answered -- 'I, Ben Jonson, lay with your wife.'
Sylvester answered -- 'That is not rhyme.'
-- 'No,' said Ben Jonson; 'but it is true."

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