A few funniest samples here:
After dinner, ErasmusTold Colet not to be “blas’mous”Which Colet, with some heatRequested him to repeat.~
The people of Spain think CervantesEqual to half-a-dozen Dantes:An opinion resented most bitterlyBy the people of Italy.~
Sir Humphrey DavyDetested gravy.He lived in the odiumOf having discovered sodium.~
George the ThirdOught never to have occurred.One can only wonderAt so grotesque a blunder.~
Sir Christopher WrenSaid, "I'm going to dine with some men.If anyone calls,Say I'm designing St. Paul's."