Originally Posted by Bookpossum
How called the dwellers of Lyn-dun?
Great Homer's tale of Troy,
Or country of the midnight sun -
What doth all men Destroy?
Against it man hath dashed his foot,
This angel bears a spear!
Azrael, who I think is the angel of death?
In garden-glade where Lord Christ preyed
What spawns dark stars and fear?
This place the white Diana rose
Of this, Dido bereft;
Where on four leaves good fortune grows
East, west, south - what is Left?
The Corsican was vanquished there,
Elba? Or Waterloo? I would say Waterloo.
Oh, mother of all sin!
Find green the same as shiretown's name,
Find Newgate Gaol, and win!
-Norway is indeed the country of the midnight sun - correct
-Death will all men destroy - correct
-Earth is almost correct, but it's the wrong word
-I cannot find any mention that Azrael bears a spear. This particular angel is not mentioned in the Bible, as far as I can tell from a quick google search, but he is mentioned in Paradise Lost, amongst others. He is not generally known
-Ephesus is correct, but not love
-Napoleon (The Corsican) was indeed vanquished at Waterloo in 1815
-Lincoln is correct. Could you explain? I don't get that one myself
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