12 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

The lion & the unicorn

«The lion and the unicorn were fighting for the crown; The lion beat the unicorn all round about the town.
Some gave them white bread and some gave them brown; Some gave them plum-cake, and sent them out of town.»

The lion & the unicorn, 1603

12 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

Jack Sprat could eat no fat

«Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean: And so, betwixt them both, you see, they lick’d the platter clean.»

Jack Sprat, 1639

12 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

If all the world

«If all the world was apple-pie and all the sea was ink and all the trees were bread and cheese, what should we have for drink?»

If all the world, 1658