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Today’s topic is: Favorite Poems or Lyrics Found In Books
You know when you’re reading a book and you come across a poem or a lyric that just stay with you. Maybe you find a way to include it into everyday vocabulary just to have an excuse to use it. Yeah, I unfortunately don’t have too many of those. The only one that is coming to mind that I really enjoy comes from a classic.
“They seek him here, they seek him there
Those Frenchies seek him everywhere
Is he in heaven or is he in hell?
That demned elusive Pimpernel”
–The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Sir Percy Blakeney definitely has an interesting set of famous phrases. “Odd’s Fish” and “Sink Me” are two examples. This is his way of pretending to be not so bright so that no one can suspect that he is in fact The Scarlet Pimpernel. Oh you know, the person who is somehow rescuing all of the aristocrats from the Guillotine during the French Revolution. Hence why I love this poem.