I found this fun thing years ago in a book by Desmond Morse-Boycott called ‘They Shine Like Stars’. The English Bishops didn’t get their way….
On the 1928 Proposed English Book of Common Prayer (by Quack-Quack, an Anglo-Catholic)
First Chorus of Wild Men (Evangelicals, etc.)
A put-back-the-clock new Book,
A bring-in-the-Jesuit Book,
A plainly-papistical, grossly-sophistical,
Most anti-scriptural Book.
A turn-us-all-out new Book,
A down-with-the-Gospel Book,
A give in-to-mummery-idols-and-flummery,
Ruin-to-souls new Book.
Second Chorus of Wild Men (Anglo-Catholics)
A bait-on-the-hook new Book,
A thank-you-for-nothing new Book,
A part-sentimental and part-oriental
And a part-made-in-Germany Book.
A pickle-the-rod new Book
A put-us-in-quod new Book,
A no-comprehensiveness, full of offensiveness,
Chorus of Bishops
Our noble deposited Book,
Our composite (copyright) Book,
Our most diplomatical, anti-fanatical,
Our twenty-years’-thought new Book,
Our prayerfully planned new Book,
Our no-change-doctrinal, our quite semi-final,
Our richly enriched new Book.
Our please-be-good-boys new Book,
Our don’t-make-a-noise new Book,
Our why-can’t-you-risk-a-bit, trust-the-Episcopate,