Present mirth hath present laughter
What's to come is still unsure.
In delay there lies no plenty
Then come and kiss me, sweet and twenty,
Youth's a stuff doth not endure.
[Love is also not several other things, according to some versions of 1 Corinthians 13]
22 An anthology of verse compiled by Lord Wavell.
(or, see here)
23 Rodney King being beaten by police.
24 The Suez Canal.
25 For Witherington needs must I wayle,
As one in doleful dumpes
For when his legs were smitten off
He fought upon his stumpes.
The Ballad of Chevy Chase
26 That she couldn't lunch that day
Miss Otis Regrets (Cole Porter)
27 ...Trees where you sit
Shall crowd into a shade
Where'ere you walk: Semele (Handel)
28 You can't trust a special like the old-time coppers
When you can't find your way home.
My old man says "Follow the van..." music-hall song made famous by Marie Lloyd
29 Stockholm syndrome.
30 The appearance of Halley's Comet
31 The Army all saluted as they marched along the road.
Was it the King? Or Kitchener?
No, it was Mr Toad.
Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame 1908
32 Broke wind in her presence
34 Oscar Wilde
35 Miriam and Esther
Mother and sister of Ben-Hur
(Sudan until it was split)
37 The General Belgrano
During the Falklands War.
39 Food rationing in the UK
40 You do the Hokey-Cokey and you turn around, and that's what it's all about.