Big Bertha Thing windows

From: Tony Lance 
Newsgroups: swnet.sci.astro,
Subject: Re: Big Bertha Thing pin-wheel
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 17:19:41 +0100

Big Bertha Thing windows

On the Windows of King's College Remaining Boarded.

Loquitur Discipulus Esuriens.

Professors, in your plan there seems
A something not quite right,
'Tis queer to cherish learning's beams,
By shutting out the light.

While thus we see your windows block'd,
If nobody complains;
Yet everybody must be shock'd,
To see you don't take pains.

And tell me why should bodily
Succumb to mental meat?
Or why should eta, beta, pi,
Be all the pie we eat?

No helluo liborum I,
No literary glutton,
Would veal with Virgil like to try,
With metaphysics, mutton.

Leave us no longer in the lurch,
With Romans, Greeks, and Hindoos;
But give us beef as well as birch,
And board us - not your windows.

From the book
The Ingoldsby Legends
by the Rev. Richard H. Barham
Published by Richard Edward King,
88 Curtain Road,
London E.C.
Barbara Death
From Aunt Emma
March 6th 1921