At the St. Joseph's Day Party...
While we are celebrating I've decided to run a quick contest. The following little limerick was brought to my attention in a recent issue of First Things, which included an article on the pantheist philosopher Spinoza. The limerick was written by Clare Coffey, a student at Dartmouth who has (self-evidently) a rich appreciation for the best of American culture. Kudos to the first reader who, not having seen this elsewhere, can identify the prior work that provided the poetic inspiration for this limerick:
Spinozes supposes that God is the roses
But Spinozes supposes erroneously.
For Moses, he shows us
That God ain’t the roses—
What Spinozes supposes is idolatry.
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Posted by: AgnesDay -
Mar. 19, 2012 12:12 PM ET USA
"Moses Supposes his toeses are roses," the rhyme used by the elocution teacher in "Singing in the Rain."
Posted by: anne.mitzel3608 -
Mar. 19, 2012 11:35 AM ET USA
It sounds like "Moses Supposes His Toeses are Roses" from Singin' In The Rain, but I don't know if that tongue-twister had appeared prior to that movie.