Competition no. 166: results

Once again, no B competition, and the prizes being 3 guineas, and one guinea. The dual competition format, inherited from The Saturday Review is doomed.

Norman Collins reveals the (startling) fact that, in Portugal, bulls were not allowed to be killed in bullfights, unless the bullfight were for charity. He asks for up to 20 lines of Popeian satire, as spoken by one of these Portuguese bulls.

Portuguese bullfight

A more recent Portuguese poster.

There is quite a large entry to this (Collins says he thinks Popeian couplets are easy), and there are quotations from Chauve-Souris, James Hall, Eremita, Little Billee, Guy Innes, and many other usual suspects. But we can be quick with this competition: the winners are Guy Hadley and F.C.Burgess (whom you may recall nearly won the last one, and has therefore been spurred on).

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