Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat

Publication Date: October 11, 2012

Chapter: English Literature During The Restoration And The Eighteenth Century

There's almost no punchline here. Thomas Gray seriously just wrote a poem for a friend called "Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat: Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes." I really could've just typed that into a single word balloon and called it a day. The funniest thing here is that I went from a strip about a very serious topic like slavery in the 1700s to a strip about a rich dilettante's dead cat. That's pretty much Lit Brick in a nutshell.

I leave you with this:

Author: Thomas Gray • Year: 1747 • Source: Poem of the Week

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