Porson's Visit To The Continent

SOON after Professor Porson returned from a visit to the Continent, at a

party where he happened to be present, a gentleman solicited a sketch

of his journey. Porson immediately gave the following extemporaneous


I went to Frankfort and got drunk

With that most learned professor, Brunck;

I went to Worts and got more drunken

With that more learned professor, Ruhnken.

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