Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764 – 1845) - politician
I’ve never been the kind of man to brag
but my career was something to applaud!
I led the House of Commons and the Lords
(at separate times) and if that’s not your bag,
I changed the way that parliament’s elected
and helped abolish slavery as well;
in all my years in office I perfected
an oratory style unparalleled.
Despite these feats, I fear my legacy
has been reduced to such bromidic fluff:
I’m just the bloke whose name is on the tea
despite the fact I loathe the bloody stuff!
But can one litigate when one’s a ghost?
I’ll send Twinings my grievance in the post.
|Grey circa 1820|