P.G. Wodehouse on William Tell

The epilogue of the William Tell story, as told by P. G. Wodehouse (1909), fits in any election year.

To set the stage, the people of Switzerland revolted because of taxes. During the rebellion, William Tell killed the Austrian Governor of Switzerland.

“Some say the tale related here
Is amplified and twisted,
Some say it isn’t very clear
That William Tell existed;
Some say he freed his country so,
The Governor demolished.
Perhaps he did. I only know
That taxes aren’t abolished.”

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