“James I”–a 14th Clerihew by Paul Burgess

“James I [I of England and VI of Scotland]”
James the First, that royal Scot,
By luck survived the Powder Plot*
And vowed he’d ever after see
That he’d enjoy more buggery.*

*The Gunpowder Plot
*Jacobean sources often suggest that the king enjoyed “buggery”.

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