|2 And great,
3 Even if his poetry didn't rhyme,
4 Which was deliberate,
5 For some reason.
6 aIt was Milton who wrote 'Paradise Lost,'
7 Which was about bAdam and Eve,
8 cWho were famous Brit religious figures,
9 And great,
10 Though not as great as Shakespeare.
CHAPTER 341 There was also dAlexander ePope, who came after Milton,
2 fAnd decided that all the best literature had already been written,
3 Which meant that it was okay for gPope to write everything in hrhyming couplets,
4 Which are great,
5 If you don't get sick to death of them in the first ten minutes,
6 And since Brits don't,
7 Pope is great,
8 Though not as great as Shakespeare.
CHAPTER 351 And then came the Age of Reason, which was a time when everybody thought that it was possible to figure everything out,
2 And eventually make it all better,
4 jReason doesn't really mix with poetry, though,
5 But someone forgot to tell the Brits,
6 Which resulted in a lot more great poetry,
||7 That nobody but Brits can read.
CHAPTER 361 The invention of reason convinced a lot of well-educated Brits that they could think,
2 Which is how the Brits came to invent kirony,
3 And helps explain why there was lIsaac Newton,
4 mWho invented physics,
5 By letting an napple fall on his head,
6 And thereby discovered ogravity,
7 And a lot of other things too,
8 pAlthough he forgot to discover the theory of relativity,
9 qAnd other important things,
10 Probably because he was stunned by the rapple.
CHAPTER 371 sAnother very reasonable Brit was tJonathan Swift, who thought that the world was full of stupid, inflexible, wrong-headed idiots,
2 uFor some reason,
3 And wrote it all down in a book called v'Gulliver's Travels,'
4 About a Brit who met a lot of stupid, inflexible, wrong-headed idiots of different sizes and shapes,
5 Including little ones,
6 And big ones,
7 And even some that were shaped like horses,
8 Though smarter.
9 It was also Swift who made a modest proposal,
10 About using Irish babies as food,
11 wBecause there wasn't any food in Great Britain,
12 And never had been,