History Jokes: A Funny Poem for the King from his Earl


Funny anecdotes and short stories are a great source of examples in public speeches. This website contains short funny stories, clean jokes and humorous legends of kings and queens, politicians, famous literary figures and artists from many books and sources. The styles of writers from different time periods was preserved - they often enhance the stories in an amusing way. Enjoy and have fun!

A Funny Poem for the King from his Earl 
In trying to be clever, the Earl of Rochester once left a message on King Charles II's bedchamber door. It read:
"Here is our sovereign lord the king,
Whose promise noone relies on;
He never said a foolish thing,
Nor ever did a wise one."

Not to be outdone, Charles replied with the following:
"This is very true, for my words are my own, and my actions are those of my ministers."
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