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Monday, February 9, 2015

Magna Carta Winners!

Magna Carta. London: Richard Pynson, 1519.
We have winners of the quiz and poetry contests from last week's Magna Carta lobby celebration! Thanks to all who stopped by and participated - choosing among a few excellent poems was not easy (and of course our choices were subjective). There were also a number of perfect scores on the quiz, which required a drawing. Congratulations to Peter McElligott ('15) and Emily Scholtes ('16), who won prizes in the quiz contest. A special thanks to those who gathered their creative talents and poured them out in poetry submissions, and particularly Josh Zamzow ('15) and Beth Binczik ('16) for their winning entries. They are below, with the authors' permission. King John (well, at least the barons) would be proud!

bench by bar and court by court
he habeased his corpus, he pled his tort
john's liberties now applied to all
supplicants both great and small

barristers and solicitors (both dong and ding)
hearken back to john our king
magna'ed cartas and righted bills
we use them for our cases still

- Joshua Zamzow

Power hungry English king
Sign and we shall stop fighting
Repudiate, implore the pope
But once you sign there is no hope
Power hungry English king
Sign and we shall stop fighting.

- Beth Binczik     

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