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The Book of humorous verse

Author: Carolyn Wells
Publisher: Garden City : Garden City Pub. Co., [©1936]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and amplified edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: American wit and humor
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Book of humorous verse.
Garden City : Garden City Pub. Co., [©1936]
(OCoLC)646932122
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Wells
ISBN: 0836961625 9780836961621
OCLC Number: 492558
Description: 3 leaves, v-xxv, 1 leaf, 25-1011 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Banter --
The played-out humorist ; The practical joker ; To Phoebe / W.S. Gilbert --
Malbrouck / Father Prout --
Mark Twain: a pipe dream / Oliver Herford --
From a full heart / A.A. Milne --
The ultimate joy / Unknown --
Old fashioned fun ; When moonlike ore the hazure seas / W.M. Thackeray --
When the frost is on the punkin / James Whitcomb Riley --
Two men / Edwin Arlington Robinson --
A familiar letter to several correspondents ; The height of the ridiculous / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
Shake, Mulleary and Go-ethe / H.C. Bunner --
A rondelay / Peter A. Motteux --
Winter dusk / R.K. Munkittrick --
Comic miseries ; Early rising / John G. Saxe --
To the Pliocene Skull / Bret Harte --
Ode to work in springtime / Thomas R. Ybarra --
Old stuff / Bert Leston Taylor --
To Minerva / Thomas Hood --
The legend of Heinz Von Stein / Charles Godfrey Leland --
The truth about Horace / Eugene Field --
Propinquity needed / Charles Battell Loomis --
In the catacombs / Harlan Hoge Ballard --
Our native birds / Nathan Haskell Dole --
The prayer of Cyrus Brown / Sam Walter Foss --
Erring in company / Franklin P. Adams --
Cupid / William Blake --
If we didn't have to eat / Nixon Waterman --
To my empty purse / Geoffrey Chaucer --
The birth of Saint Patrick / Samuel Lover --
Her little feet / William Ernest Henley --
School ; The millennium / James Kenneth Stephen --
Exactly so / Lady T. Hastings --
Companions ; The schoolmaster / Charles Stuart Calverley --
A appeal for are to the sextant of the old brick meetinouse / Arabella Willson --
Cupid's darts / Unknown --
A plea for trigamy / Owen Seaman --
The Pope / Charles Lever --
All at sea / Frederick Moxon --
Ballad of the primitive jest / Andrew Lang --
Villanelle of things amusing / Gelett Burgess --
How to eat watermelons / Frank Libby Stanton --
A vague story ; His mother-in-law / Walter Parke --
On a deaf housekeeper ; Homeopathic soup / Unknown --
Some little bug / Roy Atwell --
On the downtown side of an uptown street / William Johnston --
Written after swimming from Sestos to Abydos / Lord Byron --
The fisherman's chant / F.C. Burnand --
Report of an adjudged case / William Cowper --
Prehistoric Smith / David Law Proudfit --
Song / George Canning --
Lying / Thomas Moore --
Strictly germ-proof / Arthur Guiterman --
The lay of the lover's friend / William E. Aytoun --
Man's place in nature / Unknown --
The new version / W.J. Lampton --
Amazing facts about food ; Transcendentalism / Unknown --
A caudal lecture / William Sawyer --
Salad / Sydney Smith --
Nemesis / J.W. Foley --
Mona Lisa / John Kendrick Bangs --
The siege of Djklxprwbz / Eugene Fitch Ware --
Rural bliss / Anthony C. Deane --
An old bachelor / Tudor Jenks --
Song / J.R. Planché --
The quest of the purple cow / Hilda Johnson --
St. Patrick of Ireland, my dear / William Maginn --
The Irish schoolmaster / James A Sidey --
Reflections on Cleopathera's needle / Cormac O'Leary --
The origin of Ireland ; As to the weather / Unknown --
The twins / Henry S. Leigh. II. The eternal feminine --
He and she / Eugene Fitch Ware --
The kiss / Tom Masson --
The courtin' / James Russell Lowell --
Hiram Hover / Bayard Taylor --
Blow me eyes! / Wallace Irwin --
First love / Charles Stuart Calverley --
What is a woman like? / Unknown --
Mis' Smith / Albert Bigelow Paine --
Triolet / Paul T. Gilbert --
Bessie Brown, M.D. / Samuel Minturn Peck --
A sketch from the life / Arthur Guiterman --
Minguillo's kiss / Unknown --
A kiss in the rain / Samuel Minturn Peck --
The love-knot / Nora Perry --
Over the way / Mary Mapes Dodge --
Chorus of women / Aristophanes --
The widow Malone / Charles Lever --
The smack in school / William Pitt Palmer --
Späcially Jim / Bessie Morgan --
Kitty of Coleraine / Edward Lysaght --
Why don't the men propose? / Thomas Haynes Bayly --
A pin / Ella Wheeler Wilcox --
The whistler / Unknown --
The cloud / Oliver Herford --
Constancy / John Boyle O'Reilly --
Ain't it awful, Mabel? / John Edward Hazzard --
Wing tee wee / J.P. Denison --
Phyllis Lee / Oliver Herford --
The sorrows of Werther / W.M. Thackeray --
The unattainable / Harry Romaine --
Rory O'More; or, Good omens / Samuel Lover --
A dialogue from Plato ; Dora versus Rose ; Tu quoque / Austin Dobson --
Nothing to wear / William Allen Butler --
My mistress's boots ; Mrs. Smith ; A terrible infant ; Susan / Frederick Locker-Lampson --
I didn't like him ; My Angeline / Harry B. Smith --
Nora's vow / Sir Walter Scott --
Husband and heathen / Sam Walter Foss --
The lost Pleiad / Arthur Reed Ropes --
The new church organ / Will Carleton --
Larrie O'Dee / William W. Fink --
No fault in women / Robert Herrick --
A cosmopolitan woman / Unknown --
Courting in Kentucky / Florence E. Pratt --
Any one will do / Unknown --
A bird in the hand / Frederic E. Weatherly --
The belle of the ball / Winthrop Mackworth Praed --
The retort / George Pope Morris --
Behave yoursel' before folk / Alexander Rodger --
The chronicle: a ballad / Abraham Cowley --
Buxom Joan / William Congreve --
Oh, my Geraldine / F.C. Burnand --
The parterre / E.H. Palmer --
How to ask and have / Samuel Lover --
Sally in our alley / Henry Carey --
False love and true logic / Laman Blanchard --
Pet's punishment / J. Ashby-Sterry --
Ad Chloen, M.A. ; Chloe, M.A. / Mortimer Collins --
The fair millinger / Fred W. Loring --
Two fishers / Unknown --
Maud / Henry S. Leigh --
Are women fair? / Francis Davison --
The plaidie / Charles Sibley --
Feminine arithmetic / Charles Graham Halpine --
Lord Guy / George F. Warren --
Sary 'fixes up' things / Albert Bigelow Paine --
The constant cannibal maiden / Wallace Irwin --
Widow Bedott to Elder Sniffles / Frances M. Whitcher --
Under the mistletoe / George Francis Schults --
The broken pitcher / William E. Aytoun --
Gifts returned / Walter Savage Landor. III. Love and courtship --
Noureddin, the son of the Shah / Clinton Scollard --
The usual way / Frederic E. Weatherly --
The way to Arcady / H.C. Bunner --
My love and my heart / Henry S. Leigh --
Quite by chance / Frederick Longbridge --
The nun / Leigh Hunt --
The chemist to his love ; Categorical courtship / Unknown --
Lanty Leary / Samuel Lover --
The secret combination / Ellis Parker Butler --
Forty years after / H.H. Porter --
Cupid / Ben Jonson --
Paring-time anticipated / William Cowper --
Why / H.P. Stevens --
The Sabine farmer's serenade / Father Prout --
I hae laid a herring in saut / James Tytler --
The clown's courtship / Unknown --
Out upon it / Sir John Suckling --
Love is like a dizziness / James Hogg --
The kitchen clock / John Vance Cheney --
Lady mine / H.E. Clarke --
Ballade of the golfer in love / Clinton Scollard --
Ballade of forgotten loves / Arthur Grissom. IV. Satire --
A ballade of suicide / G.K. Chesterton --
Finnigan to Flannigan / S.W. Gillinan --
Study of an elevation in Indian ink / Rudyard Kipling --
The v-a-s-e / James Jeffrey Roche --
Miniver Cheevy / Edwin Arlington Robinson --
The recruit ; Officer Brady / Robert W. Chambers --
Post-Impressionism / Bert Leston Taylor --
To the portrait of A Gentleman ; Cacoethes scribendi ; Contentment / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
A Boston lullaby / James Jeffrey Roche --
A grain of salt / Wallace Irwin --
Song / Richard Lovelace --
A philosopher ; The meeting of the Clabberhuses ; The ideal husband to his wife / Walter Foss --
Distichs / John Hay --
The hen-roost man / Ruth McEnery Stuart --
If they meant all they say / Alice Duer Miller --
The man / Stephen Crane --
A thought / James Kenneth Stephen --
The musical ass / Tomaso de Yriarte --
The knife-grinder / George Canning --
Sir Anthony's sermon to the fishes / Abraham á Santa Sancta-Clara --
The Battle of Blenheim / Robert Southey --
The three black crows / John Byron --
To the terrestrial globe ; Etiquette / W.S. Gilbert --
A modest wit / Selleck Osborn --
The latest decalogue / Arthur Hugh Clough --
A simile / Matthew Prior --
By parcels post / George R. Sims --
All's well that ends well / Unknown --
The contrast / Captain C. Morris --
The Devonshire Lane / John Marriott --
A splendid fellow ; If / H.C. Dodge --
Accepted and will appear / Parmenas Mix --
The little vagabond / William Blake --
Sympathy / Reginald Heber --
The religion of Hudibras / Samuel Butler --
Holy Willie's prayer / Robert Burns --
The learned Negro / Unknown --
True to Poll / F.C. Burnand --
Trust in women / Unknown --
The literary lady / Richard Brinsley Sheridan --
Twelve articles / Dean Swift --
All-saints / Edmund Yates --
How to make a man of consequence / Mark Lemon --
On a magazine sonnet / Russell Hilliard Loines --
Paradise / George Birdseye --
The friar of orders gray / John O'Keefe --
Of a certain man / Sir John Harrington --
Clean Clara / W.B. Rands --
Christmas chimes / Unknown --
The ruling passion / Alexander Pope --
The Pope and the net / Robert Browning --
The actor / John Wolcot --
The lost spectacles / Unknown --
That Texan cattle man / Joaquin Miller --
Fable / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Hoch! Der Kaiser / Rodney Blake --
What Mr. Robinson thinks ; The candidate's creed / James Russell Lowell --
The razor seller / John Wolcot --
The Devil's walk on earth / Robert Southey --
Father Molloy / Samuel Lover --
The owl-critic / James Thomas Fields --
What will we do? / Robert J. Burdette --
Life in Laconics / Mary Mapes Dodge --
On knowing when to stop / L.J. Bridgman --
Rev. Gabe Tucker's remarks / Unknown --
Thursday / Frederic E. Weatherly --
Sky-making ; The positivists ; Martial in London / Mortimer Collins --
The splendid shilling / John Philips --
After Horace / A.D. Godley --
Of a precise tailor / Sir John Harrington --
Money / Jehan du Pontalais --
Boston nursery rhymes / Rev. Joseph Cook --
Kentucky philosophy / Harrison Robertson --
John Grumlie / Allan Cunningham --
A song of impossibilities / Winthrop Mackworth Praed --
Song / John Donne --
The oubit / Charles Kingsley --
Double ballade of primitive man / Andrew Lang --
Phillis's age / Matthew Prior. V. Cynicism --
Good and bad luck / John Hay --
Bangkolidye / Barry Pain --
Pensées de Noel / A.D. Godley --
A ballade of an Anti-Puritan / G.K. Chesterton --
Pessimism / Newton Mackintosh --
Cynical ode to an ultra-cynical public / Charles Mackay --
Youth and art / Robert Browning --
The bachelor's dream / Thomas Hood --
All things except myself I know / Francois Villon --
The joys of marriage / Charles Cotton --
The third proposition / Madeline Bridges --
The ballad of Cassandra Brown / Helen Gray Cone --
What's in a name? / R.K. Munkittrick --
Too late / Fitz Hugh Ludlow --
The annuity / George Outram --
K.K.--can't calculate / Frances M. Whitcher --
Northern farmer / Lord Tennyson --
Fin de siecle / Unknown --
Then ag'in / Sam Walter Foss --
The pessimist / Ben King --
Without and within / James Russell Lowell --
Same old story / Harry B. Smith. VI. Epigrams --
Woman's will / John G. Saxe --
Cynicus to W. Shakespeare ; Senex to Matt. Prior / James Kenneth Stephen --
To a blockhead ; The fool and the poet / Alexander Pope --
A rhymester ; Giles's hope ; Cologne ; An eternal poem ; On a bad singer ; Job / Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
Reasons for drinking / Dr. Henry Aldrich --
Smatterers ; Hypocrisy / Samuel Butler --
To Doctor Empiric / Ben Jonson --
A remedy worse than the disease / Matthew Prior --
A wife / Richard Brinsley Sheridan --
The honey-moon / Walter Savage Landor --
Dido / Richard Porson --
An epitaph / George John Cayley --
On taking a wife ; Upon being obliged to leave a pleasant party / Thomas Moore ; Some ladies ; On a sense of humor / Frederick Locker-Lampson --
On hearing a lady praise a certain Rev. Doctor's eyes / George Outram --
Epitaph intended for his wife / John Dryden --
To a capricious friend / Joseph Addison --
Which is which / John Byrom --
On a full-length portrait of Beau Marsh / Lord Chesterfield --
On Scotland / Cleveland --
Mendax ; To a slow walker and quick eater / Lessing --
What's my thought like? ; Of all the men / Thomas Moore --
On Butler's monument / Rev. Samuel Wesley --
A conjugal conundrum / Unknown. VII. Burlesque --
Lovers and a reflection / Charles Stuart Calverley --
Our hymn / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
Soldier, rest! / Robert J. Burdette --
Imitation / Anthony C. Deane --
The might must / W.S. Gilbert --
Midsummer madness / Unknown --
Mavrone / Arthur Guiterman --
Lilies ; For I am sad / Don Marquis --
A little swirl of vers libre / Thomas R. Ybarra --
Young Lochinvar ; Imagiste love lines / Unknown --
Bygones / Bert Leston Taylor --
Justice to Scotland / Unknown --
Lament of the Scotch-Irish exile / James Jeffrey Roche --
A song of sorrow / Charles Battell Loomis --
The rejected National Hymns ; The editor's wooing / Robert H. Newell --
The baby's debut / James Smith --
The cantelope / Bayard Taylor --
Never forget your parents / Franklin P. Adams --
A girl was too reckless of grammar / Guy Wetmore Carryl --
Behold the deeds! / H.C. Bunner --
Villon's straight tip to all cross coves ; Culture in the slums / William Ernest Henley --
The lawyer's invocation to spring / Henry Howard Brownell --
North, east, south, and west / Unknown --
Martin Luther at Potsdam / Barry Pain --
An idyll of Phatte and Leene / Unknown --
The house that Jack built / Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
Palabras grandiosas / Bayard Taylor --
A love playnt / Godfrey Turner --
Darwinity / Herman C. Merivale --
Select passages from a coming poet / F. Anstey --
The romaunt of Humpty Dumpty / Henry S. Leigh --
The wedding ; In memoriam technician / Thomas Hood, Jr. --
Songs without words / Robert J. Burdette --
At the sign of the cock / Owen Seaman --
Presto furioso ; To Julia in shooting togs / Owen Seaman --
Farewell / Bert Leston Taylor --
Here is the tale / Anthony C. Deane --
The willows / Bret Harte --
A ballad / Guy Wetmore Carryl --
The translated way / Franklin P. Adams --
Commonplaces / Rudyard Kipling --
Angelo orders his dinner ; The promissory note ; Camerados / Bayard Taylor --
The last ride together / James Kenneth Stephen --
Imitation of Walt Whitman / Unknown --
Salad ; If / Mortimer Collins --
The jabberwocky of authors / Harry Persons Taber --
The town of Nice / Herman C. Merivale --
The willow-tree / W.M. Thackeray --
A ballade of ballade-mongers / Augustus M. Moore. VIII. Bathos --
The confession / Richard Harris Barham --
If you have seen / Thomas Moore --
Circumstance / Frederick Locker-Lampson --
Elegy / Arthur Guiterman --
Our traveller / Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell --
Optimism / Newton Mackintosh --
The declaration / N.P. Willis --
He came to pay / Parmenas Mix --
The forlorn one / Richard Harris Barham --
Rural raptures ; A fragment / Unknown --
The bitter bit ; Comfort in affliction ; The husband's petition / William E. Aytoun --
Lines written after a battle ; Lines ; The imaginative crisis / Unknown. IX. Parody --
The higher pantheism in a nut-shell ; Nephelidia ; Up the spout / Algernon Charles Swinburne --
In memoriam / Cuthbert Bede --
Lucy Lake / Newton Mackintosh --
The cock and the bull ; Ballad ; Disaster / Charles Stuart Calverley --
Wordsworthian reminiscence / Unknown --
Inspect us / Edith Daniell --
The messed damozel / Charles Hanson Towne --
A Melton Mowbray pork-pie / Richard le Gallienne --
Israfiddlestrings / Unknown --
After Dilettante Concetti / H.D. Traill --
Whenceness of the which ; The little star ; The original lamb ; Sainte Margérie / Unknown --
Robert Frost ; Owen Seaman / Lewis Untermeyer --
The modern Hiawatha / Unknown --
Somwhere-in-Europe-wocky / F.G. Hartswick --
Rigid body sings / J.C. Maxwell --
A ballad of high endeavor / Unknown --
Father William / Lewis Carroll --
The poets at tea / Barry Pain --
How often ; If I should die to-night / Ben King --
The day is done ; Jacob ; Ballad of the canal ; There's a bower of beanvines ; Reuben ; The wife ; When lovely woman ; John Thomson's daughter / Phoebe Cary --
A portrait / John Keats --
Annabel Lee / Stanley Huntley --
Home sweet home with variations / H.C. Bunner --
An old song by new singers / A.C. Wilkie --
More impressions / Oscuro Wildgoose --
Nursery rhymes á la mode ; A maudle-in ballad ; Gillian / Unknown --
Extracts from the Rubaiyat of Omar Cayenne / Gelett Burgess --
Diversions of the Re-Echo Club ; Styx River anthology / Carolyn Wells --
Answer to Master Witner's song Shall I, Wasting in Despair? / Ben Jonson --
Song of the springtide ; The village choir ; My foe ; Nursery song in Pidgin English ; Father William / Unknown --
A poe'em of passion / C.F. Lummis --
How the daughters come down at Dunoon / H. Cholmondeley-Pennell --
To an importunate host / Unknown --
Cremation / William Sawyer --
An imitation of Wordsworth / Catharine M. Fanshawe --
The lay of the love-lorn / Aytoun and Martin --
Only seven ; 'Twas ever thus / Henry S. Leigh --
Foam and fangs / Walter Parke. X. Narrative --
Little Billee ; The Crystal Palace ; The wofle new ballad of Jane Roney and Mary Brown / W.M. Thackeray --
King John and the Abbot / Unknown --
On the death of a favorite cat / Thomas Gray --
Misadventures at Margate / Richard Harris Barham --
The gouty merchant and the stranger / Horace Smith --
The diverting history of John Gilpin / William Cowper --
Puddy O'Rafther / Samuel Lover --
Here she goes and there she goes / James Nack --
The Quaker's meeting / Samuel Lover --
The jester condemned to death / Horace Smith --
The deacon's masterpiece ; The ballad of the oysterman / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
The well of St. Keyne / Robert Southey --
The Jackdaw of Rheims ; The knight and the lady / Richard Harris Barham --
An Eastern question / H.M. Paull --
My aunt's spectre / Mortimer Collins --
Casey at the bat / Ernest Lawrence Thayer --
The Pied Piper of Hamelin / Robert Browning --
The goose / Lord Tennyson --
The ballad of charity / Charles Godfrey Leland --
The post captain ; Robinson Crusoe's story / Charles E. Carryl --
Ben Bluff / Thomas Hood --
The Pilgrims and the peas / John Wolcot --
Tam O'Shanter / Robert Burns --
That gentleman from Boston Town / Joaquin Miller --
The yarn of the Nancy Bell ; Ferdinando and Elvira ; Gentle Alice Brown ; The story of Prince Agib ; Sir Guy the Crusader / W.S. Gilbert --
Kitty wants to write ; Dighton is engaged / Gelett Burgess --
Plain language from Truthful James ; The society upon the Stanisalaus ; Jim / Bret Harte --
William Brown of Oregon / Joaquin Miller --
Little breeches ; The enchanted shirt ; Jim Bludson / John Hay --
Wreck of the Julie Plante / William Henry Drummond --
The alarmed skipper / James T. Fields --
The elderly gentleman / George Canning --
Saying not meaning / William Basil Wake --
Hans Breitmann's party ; Ballad by Hans Breitmann / Charles Godfrey Leland --
Grampy sings a song / Holman F. Day --
The first banjo / Irwin Russell --
The romance of the carpet / Robert J. Burdette --
The hunting of the snark / Lewis Carroll --
The old man and Jim / James Whitcomb Riley --
A sailor's yarn / James Jeffrey Roche --
The converted cannibals ; The retired pork-butcher and the spook / G.E. Farrow --
Skipper Ireson's ride / John Greenleaf Whittier --
Darius Green and his flying machine / John Townsend Trowbridge --
A great fight / Robert H. Newell --
The Donnybrook jig / Viscount Dillon --
Unfortunate Miss Bailey / Unknown --
The Laird o' Cockpen / Lady Nairne --
A wedding / Sir John Suckling. XI. Tribute --
The Ahkond of Swat / Edward Lear --
The Ahkoond of Swat ; Dirge of the Moolla of Kotal / George Thomas Lanigan --
The ballad of bouillabaisse / W.M. Thackeray --
Ould Doctor Mack ; Father O'Flynn / Alfred Perceval Graves --
The bald-headed tyrant / Mary E. Vandyne --
Barney McGee / Richard Hovey --
Address to the toothache / Robert Burns --
A farewell to tobacco / Charles Lamb --
John Barleycorn / Robert Burns --
Stanzas to pale ale / Unknown --
Ode to tobacco / Charles Stuart Calverley --
Sonnet to a clam / John G. Saxe --
To a fly / John Wolcot --
Ode to a bobtailed cat / Unknown --
A dirge / William Augustus Croffut. XII. Whimsey --
An elegy ; Parson Gray / Oliver Goldsmith --
The Irishman and the Lady / William Maginn --
The cataract of Lodore / Robert Southey --
Lay of the deserted influenzaed / H. Cholmondeley-Pennell --
Bellagcholly days / Unknown --
Rhyme of the rail ; Echo / John G. Saxe --
Song / Joseph Addison --
A gentle echo on woman / Dean Swift --
Lay of ancient Rome / Thomas R. Ybarra --
A new song / John Gay --
The American traveller / Robert H. Newell --
The zealless xylographer / Mary Mapes Dodge --
The old line fence / A.W. Bellaw --
O-U-G-H / Charles Battell Loomis --
Enigma on the letter H / Catherine M. Fanshawe --
Travesty of Miss Fanshawe's enigma / Horace Mayhew --
An elegy on the death of a mad dog / Oliver Goldsmith --
An epitaph / Matthew Prior --
Old Grimes / Albert Gorton Greene --
The endless song / Ruth McEnery Stuart --
The hundred best books / Mostyn T. Pigott --
The cosmic egg / Unknown --
Five wines / Robert Herrick --
A rhyme for musicians / E. Lemke --
My Madeline / Walter Parke --
Susan Simpson / Unknown --
The march to Moscow / Robert Southey --
Half hours with the classics / H.J. DeBurgh --
On the Oxford carrier / John Milton --
Ninety-nine in the shade / Rossiter Johnson --
The triolet / William Ernest Henley --
The Rondeau / Austin Dobson --
Life / Unknown --
Ode to the human heart / Laman Blanchard --
A strike among the poets / Unknown --
Whatever is, is right / Laman Blanchard --
Nothing / Richard Porson --
Dirge ; O D V ; A man of words ; Similes / Unknown --
No! ; Faithless Nelly Gray ; Sally Simpkin's lament ; Death's ramble / Thomas Hood --
Panegyric on the ladies ; Ambiguous lines / Unknown --
Surnames / James Smith --
A ternary of littles, upon a pipkin of jelly sent to a lady / Robert Herrick --
A carman's account of a law suit / Sir David Lindesay --
Out of sight, out of mind / Barnaby Googe --
Nongtongpaw / Charles Dibdin --
Logical English ; Logic ; The careful penman ; Questions with answers / Unknown --
Conjugal conjugations / A.W. Bellaw --
Love's moods and senses ; The siege of Belgrade / Unknown --
The happy man / Gilles Ménage --
The bells / Unknown --
Takings / Thomas Hood, Jr. --
A bachelor's mono-rhyme / Charles Mackay --
The art of bookkeeping / Laman Blanchard --
An invitation to the zoological gardens / Unknown --
A nocturnal sketch / Thomas Hood --
Lovelilts / Marion Hill --
Jocosa lyra / Austin Dobson --
To a thesaurus / Franklin P. Adams --
The future of the classics / Unknown --
Cautionary verses / Theodore Hook --
The war: A-Z / John R. Edwards --
Lines to Miss Florence Huntingdon / Unknown --
To my nose / Alfred A. Forrester --
A polka lyric / Barclay Philips --
A catalectic monody / Unknown --
Ode for a social meeting / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
The jovial priest's confession / Leigh Hunt --
Limericks / Carolyn Wells. XIII. Nonsense --
Lunar stanzas / Henry Coggswell Knight --
The whango tree ; Three children ; 'Tis midnight / Unknown --
Cossimbazar / Henry S. Leigh --
An unexpected fact / Edward Cannon --
The cumberbunce / Paul West --
Mr. Finney's turnip / Unknown --
Nonsense verses / Charles Lamb --
Like to the thundering tone / Bishop Corbet --
Aestivation / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
Uncle Simon and Uncle Jim / Charles Farrar Browne --
A tragic story / W.M. Thackeray --
Sonnet found in a deserted mad house / Unknown --
The Jim-jam king of the Jou-jous / Alaric Bertrand Stuart --
To Marie / John Bennett --
My dream / Unknown --
The rollicking mastodon / Arthur Macy --
The invisible bridge ; The lazy roof ; My feet / Gelett Burgess --
Spirk-troll derisive ; The man in the moon ; The lugubrious whing-whang / James Whitcomb Riley --
The Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo ; The jumbles ; The pobble who has no toes ; The new vestments ; The two old bachelors / Edward Lear --
Jabberwocky ; Ways and means ; Humpty Dumpty's recitation ; Some hallucinations / Lewis Carroll --
Sing for the garish eye / W.S. Gilbert --
The shipwreck / E.H. Palmer --
Uffia / Harriet R. White --
'Tis sweet to roam ; Three jovial huntsmen ; King Arthur ; Hyder Iddle ; The ocean wanderer / Unknown --
Scientific proof / J.W. Foley --
The thingumbob ; Wonders of nature ; Lines by an old fogy ; A country of summer pastoral / Unknown --
Turvey Top / William Sawyer --
A ballad of Bedlam / Unknown. XIV. Natural history --
The fastidious serpent / Henry Johnstone --
The legend of the first cam-u-el / Arthur Guiterman --
Unsatisfied yearning / R.K. Munkittrick --
Kindly advice / Unknown --
Kindness to animals / J. Ashby-Sterry --
To be or not to be / Unknown --
The hen / Matthew Claudius --
Of baiting the lion / Owen Seaman --
The flamingo / Lewis Gaylord Clark --
Why doth a pussy cat? / Burges Johnson --
The walrus and the carpenter / Lewis Carroll --
Nirvana / Unknown --
The catfish ; War relief / Oliver Herford --
The owl and the pussy-cat / Edward Lear --
Mexican serenade / Arthur Guiterman --
Orphan born / Robert J. Burdette --
Divided destinies / Rudyard Kipling --
The viper ; The llama ; The yak ; The frog ; The microbe / Hilaire Belloc --
The great black crow / Philip James Bailey --
The colubriad ; The retired cat / William Cowper --
A Darwinian ballad / Unknown --
The pig / Robert Southey --
A fish story / Henry A. Beers --
The Cameronian cat / Unknown --
The young gazelle / Walter Parke --
The ballad of the emeu / Bret Harte --
The turtle and the flamingo / James Thomas Fields. XV. Juniors --
Prior to Miss Belle's appearance / James Whitcomb Riley --
There was a little girl ; The naughty darkey boy / Unknown --
Dutch lullaby ; The dinkey-bird ; The little peach / Eugene Field --
Counsel to those that eat / Unknown --
Home and mother / Mary Mapes Dodge --
Little Orphant Annie / James Whitcomb Riley --
A visit from St. Nicholas / Clement Clarke Moore --
A nursery legend / Henry S. Leigh --
A little gose / Eliza Sproat Turner --
Leedle Yawcob Strauss / Charles Follen Adams --
A parental ode to my son / Thomas Hood --
Little Mamma / Charles Henry Webb --
The comical girl / M. Pelham --
Bunches of grapes / Walter Ramal. XVI. Immortal stanzas --
The purple cow / Gelett Burgess --
The young lady of Niger / Unknown --
The laughing willow / Oliver Herford --
Said Opie Reid / Julian Street and James Montgomery Flagg --
Manila / Eugene F. Ware --
On the aristrocracy of Harvard / Dr. Samuel G. Bushnell --
On the democracy of Yale / Dean Jones --
The herring / Sir Walter Scott --
If the man / Samuel Johnson --
The Kilkenny cats / Unknown --
Poor dear Grandpapa / D'Arcy W. Thompson --
More walks / Richard Harris Barham --
Indifference ; Madame Sans Souci ; A riddle ; If ; The Stein family ; Lizzie Borden / Unknown. XVII. Contemporary verse --
Thais ; Rain / Newman Levy --
The clean platter ; I want to sit next to Emily / Ogden Nash --
Poems in praise of practically nothing ; A poem intended to incite the utmost depression ; Primer / Samuel Hoffenstein --
The penitent / Edna St. Vincent Millay --
On being a woman ; Theory ; Ballade of unfortunate mammals ; Social note ; Coda / Dorothy Parker --
Sprig fever ; A strange interlude / Margaret Fishback --
Commuters ; Nugatory / E.B. White --
Ballade of a conspicuous omission from The Book of Humorous verse / Carolyn Wells --
To th' minstrel girl ; Between two loves / T.A. Daly --
The owl ; The jungle pest ; The miscegeneous zebra / Roland Young --
The tryst / Christopher Morley --
The Shakespearean bear / Arthur Guiterman --
Our friend the egg ; Marco Polo ; Menelaus / Clarence Day --
If I ever have time for things that matter / Vilda Sauvage Owens --
To the crocus--with my love / Marion Sturges-Jones --
Backstair ballad / David McCord --
Sir Christopher Wren ; J.S. Mill ; Lord Clive / E.C. Bentley.
Responsibility: compiled by Carolyn Wells.

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