Consider the following:
Most gracious Queen, we thee implore
To go away and sin no more.
But if that effort be too great,
To go away at any rate.
That's amusing, even if you don't know that the reference is to Queen Caroline, the estranged wife of George the Third, or that "go away and sin no more" is from the Bible.
Or this, supposedly found on the collar of Charles the Second's pet:
I am His Majesty's dog at Crewe;
Pray, tell me sir, whose dog are you?
Queen Caroline 1820 by James Lonsdale
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