Sunday, January 4, 2009

Imperialist Bastard I: The Advertisement

The Advertisement

In the Manner of the Earlier English
--The Muse Among the Motors (1900-1930)
Whether to wend through straight streets strictly,
Trimly by towns perfectly paved;
Or after office, as fitteth thy fancy,
Faring with friends far among fields;
There is none other equal in action,
Sith she is silent, nimble, unnoisome,
Lordly of leather, gaudily gilded,
Burgeoning brightly in a brass bonnet,
Certain to steer well between wains.

So... WTF? I really don't get this one. I think it's an advertisement for a car (It's from a collection entitled The Muse Among the Motors), and by the subtitle it's meant to be in an old-fashioned style. Which does make it a bit troublesome to read, but it's cool anyway.

I didn't like this until I got what it was about. I'm still not sure I do. What about you lot?

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