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A treasury of laughter : consisting of humorous stories, poems, essays, tall tales, jokes, boners, epigrams, memorable quips, and devastating crushers

Author: Louis Untermeyer
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [1946]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977.
Treasury of laughter.
New York : Simon and Schuster, [1946]
(OCoLC)574481301
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Untermeyer
OCLC Number: 1118202
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 712 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Pair of sexes ; Rich man / F.P.A. (Franklin P. Adams) --
Fable of the spot-lighters and the spotter ; Ninny who swam away from the life preserver / George Ade --
Obituary poet / Max Adeler --
Jim ; Henry King ; Algernon ; Yak ; Lion ; Four Epigrams: On his books ; On the politician ; On Lady Poltagrue ; Fatigued / Hilaire Belloc --
Elephant cutlet / Ludwig Bemelmans --
Treasurer's report ; Kiddie-kar travel / Robert Benchley --
Between Madison and Park / Sally Benson --
Mule ; Pioneers / Josh Billings --
We have been here before ; Sonnet and limerick ; Limericks long after Lear / Morris Bishop --
Green pastures / Roark Bradford --
My father goes to court / Carlos Bulosan --
Pigs is pigs / Ellis Parker Butler --
Father William ; Jabberwocky ; Humpty Dumpty's recitation ; Mad gardener's song / Lewis Carroll --
Sycophantic fox and the gullible raven ; Vainglorious oak and the modest bulrush / Guy Wetmore Carryl --
"Speaking of operations" / Irvin S. Cobb --
Confessions of a gallo-maniac / Frank Moore Colby --
Another American tragedy ; Mary / John Collier --
Guest / Marc Connelly --
Alas, poor Bollington / A.E. Coppard --
Living in the country / Frederic Swartout Cozzens --
Wit with a whim of iron / Frank Crownin-Shield --
Goldfish ; Pterodactyl ; Plesiosaur / Will Cuppy --
From "Life with father" ; Egg / Clarence Day --
Unselfish hostess / E.M. Delafield --
Alcohol as food ; Mr. Dooley on expert testimony / Finley Peter Dunne --
Seein' things / Eugene Field --
Indomitable duck / Charles G. Finney --
Who was Joe Miller? / Robert O. Foote --
Wanted, dead or alive / Corey Ford --
Brown's descent or, the willy-nilly slide / Robert Frost --
Ring out, wild bells / Wolcott Gibbs --
Rival curates ; Ruler of the Queen's navee ; Etiquette / W.S. Gilbert --
From pillar to post, or How to raise a dog ; Come one, come one or, How to be a host / Jack Goodman, Alan Green --
Wonderful tar baby story / Joel Chandler Harris --
Ransom of Red Chief / O. Henry --
One-hoss shay or, The deacon's masterpiece ; Contentment / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
When I was one-and-twenty ; Oh, see how thick the goldcup flowers / A.E. Housman --
Legend of a sport / Alva Johnston --
If men played cards as women do / George S. Kaufman --
All Yankees are liars / Eric Knight --
Monroe goes back to the indians / Arthur Kober --
Alibi Ike ; Mr. and Mrs. Fix-it ; Cora, or Fun at the spa ; Clemo Uti --
"The water lilies" ; I Gaspiri --
"The upholsterers" / Ring Lardner --
Gertrude the governess ; My financial career / Stephen Leacock --
Owl and the pussy-cat ; Ahkond of Swat ; Incidents in the life of my Uncle Arly ; Lear's limericks / Edward Leer --
Rain ; Belle of the Balkans / Newman Levy --
Editor is cross-examined by the author ; What price heaven? / Howard Maier --
From "Arcy and mehitabel / Don Marquis --
Sock hunt / Ruth McKenney --
Downfall of a revolutionary / H.L. Mencken --
Twombley's tale ; Stars / Bill Nye --
You were perfectly fine ; Little words / Dorothy Parker --
Perelman the man ; Nothing but the tooth ; Hold that Christmas tiger / S.J. Perelman --
Education of Hyman Kaplan / Leonard Q. Ross --
Butch minds the baby / Damon Runyon --
Lincoln, the laughing president / Carl Sandburg --
Mouse ; Story-teller / Saki --
Ever fall in love with a midget? ; Fifty-yard dash ; Circus / William Saroyan --
From "The crazy fool" / Donald Ogden Stewart --
Trip to Hollywood / Frank Sullivan --
Quiet afternoon / Booth Tarkington --
Casey at the bat / Ernest Lawrence Thayer --
Secret life of Walter Mitty ; What do you mean it was Brillig? ; Greatest man in the world / James Thurber --
Celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras county ; Tom whitewashes the fence ; Camel's appetite / Mark Twain --
Bachelor keeps house / Louis Untermeyer --
Among the spirits / Artemus Ward --
David Harum's horse trade / Edward Noyes Westcott --
Uncle Fred flits by / P.G. Wodehouse --
Entrance fee / Alexander Woollcott.
Responsibility: selected and edited with an introduction by Louis Untermeyer, illustrated by Lucille Corcos.

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