For those two or three of you together who were wondering about yesterday’s “Spot the Quote” entry, the answer is that the line comes from Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, somewhere toward the end of Act I:

PIRATE KING:     Although our dark career
Sometimes involves the crime of stealing,
We rather think that we’re
Not altogether void of feeling.
Although we live by strife,
We’re always sorry to begin it,
For what, we ask, is life
Without a touch of Poetry in it?
(all kneel)

ALL:      Hail, Poetry, thou heav’n-born maid!
Thou gildest e’en the pirate’s trade.
Hail, flowing fount of sentiment!
All hail, all hail, divine emollient!
(all rise)

So there you are.  With no winner this time, the pot now stands at $15.75 and two boxes of crunchy frogs.