The Spoonbill Generator

Elizabethan Lemonade

It is said that a codpiece, selected to cover       [Kevin Andrew Murphy ]

The privates of Commons or Kings       [Roland ]

Held coin to attract the unscrupulous lover       [Kansas Sam ]

Who was not immune to such things       [Roland ]

A bustle could hustle a riverboat gambler       [Kevin Andrew Murphy ]

Whose eye never strayed from the ball       [loaf ]

But those who knew well that fair Rose was a rambler       [Chevalier ]

Refused to respond to her call       [F ]

When wearing a doublet, always take care       [Chevalier ]

To cover your singular trunk       [Helen Owly ]

If you're Siamese, though, and a twin, you must share       [F ]

Or people will think you are drunk       [Chevalier ]

It is said that a breastplate, selected to hamper       [F ]

The breathing of Joan of Orleans       [Chevalier ]

Can also be used as a fireplace damper       [F ]

(Whatever that curious phrase means)       [Chevalier ]

Contributors: Kevin Andrew Murphy, Roland, Kansas Sam, loaf, Chevalier, F, Helen Owly.
Poem finished: 1st September 2006 by F.