I must publish my friend Mary's response to Tony's efforts:
"I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of limericks in driving away friendship" Lizzy said.
"I have been used to consider limericks as the FOOD of friendship," said Darcy.
"Of a fine, stout, healthy friendship it may. Everything nourishes what is strong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, I am convinced that one good limerick will starve it entirely away."
Fortunately, Tony and I have a fine, stout friendship. :)