History Jokes: Sentimental poem


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!

Sentimental poem 
Friday, September 28, 2007, 06:48 PM - Civil War jokes and anecdotes
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A Sentimental Young Lady in Northern Georgia indited the following to some of her admirers in the — "Ridgeament":

"'Tis hard for youens to sleep in camp;
'Tis hard for youens to fight;
'Tis hard for youens through snow to tramp;
In snow to sleep at night;
But harder for weans from youens to part,
Since youens have stolen weans hearts."
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Grave Inscription 
Friday, September 28, 2007, 06:41 PM - Civil War jokes and anecdotes
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A rebel soldier, after burying a Federal who had been killed during one of those sanguinary engagements which terminated in the retreat of the Union army from before Richmond, fixed a shingle over the grave, bearing this inscription:

“The Yankee hosts with blood-stained hands
Came southward to divide our lands
This narrow and contracted spot
Is all that this poor Yankee got!"

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General Kelley and a Secession Girl 
Friday, September 28, 2007, 06:39 PM - Civil War jokes and anecdotes
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When the General was in quest of guerrillas in Western Virginia, he captured a young woman named Sallie Dusky, two brothers of whom were Captains in the rebel army. The General, feeling confident that the girl knew the hiding-places of the guerrillas, had a private conversation with her, and during the interview, having failed to get much satisfaction, he told her, if she would make a clean breast of it, he would give her the chances for a husband of all the young officers in his staff. This failed to bring the information, and Sallie was taken away in charge of Captain Baggs. As she moved away from the General's presence, she asked the Captain if the General was really in earnest in making the last proposition. Baggs assured her that the General was sincere, and that he would have lived up to his promise. The girl assumed a kind of thoughtful manner, and after a short time replied: “Well, I believe I'd about as lief have the old man (meaning the General himself) as any of 'em."
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Thomas Aquinas and the Pope 
Friday, September 28, 2007, 06:21 PM - Religious jokes, Church history jokes, Clean Christian jokes, Medieval jokes and anecdotes
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St. Thomas was one day with Pope Innocent
the Fourth in his closet, when an officer of his
chancery came in with a bag of gold, procured by
Absolutions and Indulgences. The Pope profanely
said: "See, young man, the Church is not what
it was in the times when it used to say,
Silver and gold have I none"
-- ”Holy Father, that is very true,
indeed," replied St. Thomas,
"but then it cannot say to the poor afflicted with
“the palsy, Rise, take up thy bed and walk.”
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Thomas Aquinas 

St. Thomas possessing an ardent mind, devoted it to the studies then in vogue, scholastic philosophy and theology. In the latter, indeed, he was so eminently successful, that Bucer said of him: Tolle Thomam, et Ecciesiam Romam subverterem: "Take away St. Thomas, and I will effect the downfall of the Roman Church."

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