Quite a funny little story I heard about Ben Johnson involves a rhyming contest he entered into with Richard Sylvester another poet of the time. Sylvester started off with;
"I, Richard Sylvester, slept with your sister."
Johnson's responce was;
"I Ben Johnson, slept with thy wife."
Sylvester protested that it didn't rhyme to which Johnson replied "Yes, but it's true."