Friday’s answers

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who wrote Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds, . . .:?

2. Who wrote the poem How Do I Love Thee? and what is its first line?

3. Who composed the wedding march known as here Comes the Bride and for which Sakespeare play was it written?

3b – Is that enough questions about love and marriage?

4. When did Don Brash become an MP?

5. At which university did Rodney Hide teach?

Points for answers: (allowing both Wagner and Mendelssohn for #3 becaue I got the question wrong. Mendelssohn composed the march from Midsummer Night’s Dream but it’s Wagner’s bridal chorus which is known as Here Comes the Bride).

Andrei got 3 1/2 (you got the composer but missed the play).

Gravedoger earned a large slice of electronic wedding cake for a clean sweep and a bonus for supporting love and marriage.

Bearhunter also earned a large slice of electornic wedding cake for a clean sweep- and yes Wagner’s music was for Lohengrin.

David got 3 1/2.

Rob got 3 1/2 with a bonus for extra information.

Adam got 4 1/2.

Answers follow the break:

1. William Shakespeare.

2. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. How Do I love thee? Let me count the ways?

3. Mendelssohn, Misdsummer Nights Dream.

3b – That’s very much a matter of opinion.

4. July 2002.

5. Lincoln.

4 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Andrei says:

    Ah yes, a rush of blood to my head made me omit Midsummers Night Dream.

    But Wagner vould haff done?

    oh no, its stuck in my brain now with its little known alternate lyrics

    Here comes the bride
    Big fat and wide
    see her wobble
    from side to side

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  2. Bearhunter says:

    “…its little known alternate lyrics”

    The version I grew up with went:

    Here comes the bride,
    a hundred inches wide.
    They had to use twelve foot of rope
    To keep her nickers tied.

    But then, I grew up in a rather rough town…

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  3. homepaddock says:

    The version I know is:

    Here comes the bride, fair fat and wide, see how she wobbles fron side to side.

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  4. bearhunter says:

    How wonderful that bowdlerised versions of such songs exist across cultures, countries and hemispheres. Quite marvellous how kids are pretty much the same everywhere, regrdless of how they may change as they grow up. Does the crabbed old heart good.

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