|5 aFor some reason,
6 Which probably had nothing to do with the way they felt about other things,
7 bLike territory,
8 cAnd tradition,
9 dAnd power,
10 eAnd clothes.
12 This led to a truly large number of Brit poets and Brit dramatists and Brit novelists and Brit philosophers,
13 So many in fact that it's hard to remember them all,
14 Unless you're a Brit,
15 fAnd have had a gentleman's education.
CHAPTER 311 In the beginning of Brit literature, there was gBeowulf,
2 Who was really a hDane,
3 Unless he was a iGeat,
4 And had a poem written about him in the jDark Ages,
5 By ksomebody or other,
6 Who didn't write in English, but lAnglo-Saxon,
7 Which counts anyway,
8 mOwing to the peculiar Brit method of counting.
9 Then there was nChaucer, who wrote a bunch of tales about a otrip to Canterbury,
10 pWhich also counts,
11 Even though Chaucer didn't write in English, but Middle English,
12 qWhich is a lot like English but with everything misspelled.
13 Then came rSpenser, who wrote poetry the hard way,
14 Meaning that no one can read it,
15 No matter how hard he tries,
16 sWhich makes 'The Faerie Queene' a giant classic of Brit literature.
||17 There was also tMalory, who only wrote in prose,
18 But who invented uKing Arthur and vQueen Guinevere and Sir Lancelot and wMerlin and the xHoly Grail,
19 Which convinced the Brits that they were special,
20 yFor some reason,
21 And therefore became another giant classic of Brit literature.
22 And then there was Shakespeare.
CHAPTER 321 When the end of the world comes, the last sound anyone hears will probably be some Brit talking about Shakespeare,
2 Who was really great,
3 And wrote a lot of zplays and sonnets,
4 aaUnless Francis Bacon wrote them,
5 Which doesn't really matter anyway,
6 Because they were both Brits,
7 And great,
8 Even if the Brits keep trying to spoil it by putting on a lot of tedious productions of Shakespeare's plays,
9 And writing endless numbers of incredibly tedious books about Shakespeare,
10 bbAnd all the other stuff you have to do if you want the world to acknowledge that you once produced someone who did something really great.
CHAPTER 331 After Shakespeare there was ccMilton, who was blind,