Analysis of Cases - Hampden V. Walsh

James Williams 1869 (Taigwynion, near Tal-y-bont, Cardiganshire) – 1954 (United Kingdom)

(1 Queen's Bench Division, 189)

"Five hundred pounds as stake I'll lay,"
Says Hampden, "that by such a day
No man of science proves to me
That earth not flat but round must be;
The earth is flat, and flats are they."
The sum Walsh holds right willingly;
But Wallace by philosophy
Proves roundness, and would take away
Five hundred pounds.

"Proof me no proofs," quoth Hampden, "Nay,
Let Wallace get it if he may,
I'll sue Walsh for it." So sues he.
"Let Wallace," hold the judges three,
"Take nought, let Walsh to Hampden pay
Five hundred pounds."

Scheme x aabbabbaC aabbaC
Poetic Form
Metre 11010 11011111 1111101 11110111 11111111 01110111 01111100 11010100 1101101 1101 1111111 11011111 11111111 11010101 1111111 1101
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 537
Words 107
Sentences 6
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 1, 9, 6
Lines Amount 16
Letters per line (avg) 26
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 137
Words per stanza (avg) 33
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

Modified on April 05, 2023

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James Williams

John James Williams (8 October 1869 – 6 May 1954), commonly known by his bardic name of "J.J.", was a Welsh poet and served as Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales from 1936 to 1939 more…

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