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Question #53710 posted on 09/30/2009 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

When I was an undergraduate here, I learned a poem in one of my English classes. I think the title was "Mithridates". I am looking for a copy of the complete poem and the author.

The poem has these words:

"There was a king sat in the east
And there when kings will sit to feast
They get their fill before they think
Of poisoned meat and poisoned drink...."

The poem goes on the tell how Mithridates prevented being poisoned by sampling a little poison every day to build up a resistance to it.

Can you help me find this poem?


A: Waldo-

It's "Terence, This is Stupid Stuff" by A.E. Housman. Google's amazing, don't you think?

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