1. The Edward Lear poem, "The Jumblies"
  2. ("they went to sea in a sieve, they did.")
  3. The unbelievably filthy limericks of Norman Douglas
  4. (completely unrepeatable)
  5. William Beckford's novel, Vathek, would make a fantastic movie except that it is more or less a bible of orientalism
  6. Edward Gibbon's scornful phrase, "Oriental luxury and baths"
  7. You wouldn't think an 18th-c. Englishman with a hydrocele could be that much like Tacitus, but he really was
  8. zzzzzzz