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A Humorous History of England

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Author: C. Harrison
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,474 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,375
Added to site: 2008.08.22
mnybks.net#: 21834
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Poetry, Humor, History

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o descant upon His boon companion 'Little John'; Or 'Friar Tuck' so overblown He tipped the scale at fifteen stone.

Henry III. And what of Henry number Three,
1216-1272 The King who suffered poverty?

It's very awkward we must own
To be 'hard up' when on a Throne;

[Illustration: IRON JELLOIDS The Great Tonic]

To have to scrape up an amount
To pay the butcher on account,
Or ask a dun in Kingly way
To kindly call some other day.
Coinage In twelve-five-seven it is stated
1257 Gold was coined and circulated,
Ha'pence and farthings just before;
In those times worth a great deal more.

Langton The Bible which from over seas
Died 1228 Had no chapters and no verses

Was by Archbishop Langton's skill
D

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