Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Scatological Anagram

Sir Thomas Browne, Works, ed. Geoffrey Keynes, vol. 3 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964), p. 274:
There were in my time two proctors of the same yeare in Oxford John Smith a man not well beloved and William Oldis a purblind dimme sighted, on whome these Anagrams were made:
William Oldis
silly dimme owl
John Smith
shyt on him

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