For the Rain It Rainth Everyday

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 10:10 PM

A friend of mine from out of town commented back in May that St. Louis does not have refreshing afternoon storms to cool down the air after a hot day. Actually, sometimes we do have them, but this spring was rather dry. Now, we are catching up, and in a big way. There is a storm with what sounds like straight line winds of up to 80 MPH (129 KPH) heading our way as I write. I might be gone for awhile if the power is taken out. That reminded me of a song from a play.

He that has and a little tiny wit—
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,—
Must make content with his fortunes fit,
For the rain it raineth every day.

Where is this quote from? That is an asisaid Challenge Question worth 10 points.

When that I was and a little tiny boy,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
A foolish thing was but a toy,
For the rain it raineth every day.

But when I came to man's estate,
With hey, ho, &c.
'Gainst knaves and thieves men shut their gate,
For the rain, &c.

But when I came, alas! to wive,
With hey, ho, &c.
By swaggering could I never thrive,
For the rain, &c.

But when I came unto my beds,
With hey, ho, &c.
With toss-pots still had drunken heads,
For the rain, &c.

What is different about this part of the song? That is a challenge question worth 20 points.

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Re: For the Rain It Rainth Everyday
Shakespeare's King Lear
Posted by PenguinBoy - Jun 13, 2005 | 10:47 PM

Re: For the Rain It Rainth Everyday
PenguinBoy, you got the first question, very good... ten asisaid points for you. Now, someone just needs to figure out the answer to the latter question. :)
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Jun 14, 2005 | 12:03 AM

Re: For the Rain It Rainth Everyday
Somehow the storm managed to not drop any water in Sullivan. It thundered and such, but no H2O
Posted by Christopher - Jun 14, 2005 | 2:14 AM

Re: For the Rain It Rainth Everyday
That's disappointing! :(
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Jun 14, 2005 | 4:06 AM

Re: For the Rain It Rainth Everyday
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Posted by Dan - Jun 14, 2005 | 11:31 PM

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