A Treasury of Humorous Poetry

A Treasury of Humorous Poetry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...bad, In feeding the hungry and cheering the sad, Paddy O'Rafther!" Samuel Lover SOME HALLUCINATIONS He thought he saw an Elephant, That practised on a fife: He looked again, and found it was A letter from his wife. "At length I realize," he said, "The bitterness of Life!" He thought he saw a Buffalo Upon the chimneypiece: He looked again, and found it was His Sister's Husband's Niece. "Unless you leave this house," he said, "I'll send for the Police!" He thought he saw a Rattlesnake That questioned him in Greek: He looked again, and found it was The Middle of Next Week. "The one thing I regret," he said, "Is that it cannot speak!" He thought he saw a Banker's Clerk Descending from the 'bus: He looked again, and found it was A Hippopotamus. "If this should stay to dine," he said, "There won't be much for us!" Lewis Carroll THE CHIMPANZOR AND THE CHIMPANZEE One Balaam Vermicelli Lepidoptera FitzApe (Zoological Professor in a College at the Cape), As a competent authority is quoted even now, As the Royal Zoological Society allow. Without ever introducing any element of chance, He could tell an armadillo from a spider at a glance; A beetle from a buffalo, a lobster from a leech, And he knew the scientific terminology for each. And he hesitated rarely to pronounce upon the spot Whether any given object was an animal or not; He was clever at comparative anatomy--he knew The aurora borealis from the common cockatoo. He studied perseveringly, and had, so people said, For a work on entomology material in his head; But he left it there to germinate, and hopefully began To investigate the question of the origin of man. Humanity descended, as he confidently showed, From the...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560574
  • 9781236560575