A young farmer’s son from Nantucket
Took to Boston some fruit in a bucket,
Where they said “Give it here,
“And we’ll eat with good cheer,
“And then in the harbor we’ll chuck it.”
Meyers, Ciana Faye, “The Marketplace of Boston: Macrobotanical Remains from Faneuil Hall” (2011). Graduate Masters Theses. Paper 78.
(she said I couldn’t do it, and gave me the idea for this whole thing. …well she said I couldn’t do a dirty one. There *is* a dirty version, but it’s terrible in several different senses of the word.)
As an Icelander said to his wife,
“I am tired of Viking and strife.
“Let’s tend to our homefield
“And see to our hay yield
“And then we’ll be well-set for life.”
Catlin, Kathryn Anne, “A Viking Age Political Economy from Soil Core Tephrochronology” (2011). Graduate Masters Theses. Paper 61.
(Hey Kat! Finish your paper about this!)