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Here they are (I really enjoyed these...)
An upwardly mobile young vicar
Whose manners at times make us snicker
Had matters to broach
Alone in the coach
With Emma. This plot just gets thicker!
There once was a vicar well-bred
Whose love life was turned on its head
To Miss Smith he descended
Or so Emma’d intended
But he desired dear Emma instead
There was a young vicar of Highbury
Who wished for an heiress to marry
But Miss Smith won't do
And Emma makes an ado
So the vicar must find another quarry
The carriage ride was a fright
His scheme not exactly right
“Unhand me I swear
And sit over there”
At least he got a “good night!”
A vicar named Elton (the louse!)
Said to Emma, “I want you for a spouse.
No, no, NOT Miss Smith!
Like her? That’s a myth.
My heart belongs solely to E. Woodhouse.
On a cold snowy night in a carriage
Mr. Elton made a proposal of marriage
When Emma said no,
He had nothing to show
but the remnants of Emma's disparage
Elton was overly chivalrous
In the carriage merely vociferous
Disdained by the Queen
For offences supreme
His courtship Emma deemed ridiculous
Here are two more by one of the poets that I wanted to share even though they aren't part of the contest (it seems unfair to have three by one person):
Elton the Vicar was handsome,
went dowry-hunting for income
He dismissed poor Harriet,
made Emma his target
Her set-down was crushing and then-some.
To Harriet he’s thought a lover
With Emma he’s all-a-hover
She has scratch
He’s no match
So it’s off to Bath to recover.