I've seen this around a couple places now, notably Dr. Crazy did it, and so did Horace over at the brand spanking new To Delight and Instruct. It's a tag yourself kind of thing, so feel free to pick it up and run with it. Here are the rules:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
So, here goes:
One of you give him a crown.
And, sirrah, leave this kind of life.
If thou beest 'tainted for a penny matter
And come in question, surely though wilt truss.
Come, Master Arden, let us be going;
Your way and mine lies four mile together.
Yes, I was prepping class, can you tell? That's because I was in the middle of rereading some Jonson (in an anthology) when I decided to check some blogs. I am so busted!
PS. I've let the Friday Poetry blogging go for a while now. I'll probably come back to it soon.