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Re: MR: Banter--A contest!

Poster: Catmuse@aol.com

In a message dated 96-06-26 16:46:47 EDT, you write:

>Fair Demetria, let there be only faire speech, save but a little fowl
>speech, and that in  praise of the golden bird we roast for our evening
>meal!  Now if thou wilt tender greetings to wit, why half this company
>may be missed thereby, but if to woo, there is no gathering, I think, so
>apt for it!

Why, but if the speech be foul, 'twere none come nigh it!  But if a fowl be
faire, all may partake of the repast, although past and time for us to sit
together and sup of such wit as can be made of it.  For, whoever heard of a
witty fowl?  
And again, to woo.  But, never shall it be said that wooing be foul, if the
wooer be fair....

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