The Sheriff of Chelsea

Thomas More
Thomas More by Hans Holbein the Younger

The Sheriff of Chelsea

What a bastard,
What a bastard,
What a bastard: Tommy More.
Saint he is, exemplar fellow,
Philosophical and mellow,
But no pussy lib’ral yellow;
Heretics, he is the law !
Not a bit like Tommy Wolsey,
Tommy More will hear each proles plea;
Takes their lives to set their souls free –
He’s the Torture Chancellor.
Got a Bible ? What’s it chattin’ ?
Better be in God’s-own Latin;
If it’s one Bill Tyndale’s shat in,
You are for the stake, for sure.

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