The Book of Humorous Verse

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George H. Doran Company, 1920 - English wit and humor - 962 pages
 

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Contents

Homceopathic Soup Unknown
76
Report of an Adjudged Case William Cowpers
83
Mans Place in Nature Unknown
89
Nemesis W Foley
95
St Patrick of Ireland My Dear William Maginn
103
THE ETERNAL FEMININE
109
Blow Me eyes Wallace Irwin
116
Minguillos Kiss Unknown
122
The Smack in School William Pitt Palmer
128
The Cloud Oliver Herford
134
Phyllis Lee Oliver Herford
140
Tu Quoque Austin Dobson
146
Nothing to Wear William Allen Butler
153
Noras Vow Sir Walter Scott
159
Larrie ODee William W Fink
166
The Retort George Pope Morris
174
Oh My Geraldine F C Burnand
180
A Mortimer Collins
186
Sary Fixes Up Things Albert Bigelow Paine
192
Gifts Returned WalterSavage Landor
198
My Love and My Heart Henry S Leigh
204
The Secret Combination Ellis Parker Butler
209
Hae Laid a Herring in Saut James Tytler
216
Ballade of the Golfer in Love Clinton Scollard
222
Miniver Cheevy Edwin Arlington Robinson
229
PostImpressionism Bert Leston Taylor
235
A Grain of Salt Wallace Irwin
241
Distichs John Hay
247
The Battle of Blenheim Robert Southey 232
254
A Modest Wit Selleck Osborn
260
The Devonshire Lane John Marriott
267
The Learned Negro Unknown
274
Trust in Women Unknown
276
The Friar of Orders Gray John OKeefe
282
That Texan Cattle Man Joaquin Miller
288
The Candidates Creed James Russell Lowell
294
Father Molloy Samuel Lover
308
SkyMaking Mortimer Collins
316
Of a Precise Tailor Sir John Harrington
322
Song John Donne 33
330
Pensees De Noel A D Codley
336
The Bachelors Dream Thomas Hood
342
The Annuity George Outram
353
The Pessimist Pen King
359
Smatterers Samuel Butler
365
A Conjugal Conundrum Unknown
371
Midsummer Madness Unknown
377
Lilies Don Marquis
379
Lament of the ScotchIrish Exile James Jeffrey Roche
386
The Babys Debut James Smith 39
393
Villons Straight Tip to All Cross
399
An Idyll of Phatte and Leene Unknown
406
The Wedding Thomas Hood Jr
412
To Julia in Shooting Togs Owen Seaman
418
A Ballad Guy Wetmore Carryl
426
Imitation of Walt Whitman Unknown
434
A Ballade of BalladeMongers Augustus M Moore
441
Our Traveler H CholmondeleyPennell
445
The Bitter Bit William E Ayloun
451
The Imaginative Crisis Unknown
457
In Memoriam Culhbert Bede
463
Wordsworthian Reminiscence Unknown
470
Whenceness of the Which Unknown
476
The Wofle New Ballad of Jane
552
On the Death of a Favorite Cat Thomas Gray557
558
Paddy ORafther Samuel Lover
572
The Jester Condemned to Death Horace Smith
578
The Well of St Keyne Robert Southey
584
The Knight and the Lady Richard Harris Barham
590
An Eastern Question H M Paull
598
The Goose Lord Tennyson
611
Robinson Crusoes Story Charles E Carryl
617
Tam OShanter Robert Burns
623
Ferdinando and Elvira W S Gilbert
635
The Story of Prince Agib W S Gilbert
641
Dighton is Engaged Gelett Burgess
647
Jim Bret Harte
653
Jim Bludso John Hay
661
Saying Not Meaning William Basil Wake 666
668
The Romance of the Carpet Robert J Burdette
674
A Sailors Yarn James Jeffrey Roche
680
Skipper Iresons Ride John Greenleaf Whittier
688
A Great Fight Robert H Newell
697
The Laird o Cockpen LadyNairne
703
The Ahkond of Swat Edward Lear
710
Ould Doctor Mack Alfred Perceval Graves
717
Address to the Toothache Robert Burns
724
The Cataract of Lodore Robert Southey743
743
Echo John G Saxe
750
The American Traveller Robert H Newell
757
Travesty of Miss Fanshawes
763
The Hundred Best Books Moslyn T Pigolt
769
The March to Moscow Robert Southey
775
NinetyNine in the Shade Rossiter Johnson
781
Dirge Unknown
787
Tim Turpin Thomas Hood
795
Deaths Ramble Thomas Hood
801
A Carmans Account of a Law
807
The Siege of Belgrade Unknown
813
The Happy Man Gilles Menage814
814
An Invitation to the Zoological
822
Cautionary Verses Theodore Hook
828
The Jovial Priests Confession Leigh Hunt
834
NONSENSE
841
Mr Finneys Turnip Unknown
847
My Dream Unknown
853
The YonghyBonghyBo Edward Lear
862
The Two Old Bachelors Edward Lear
868
Some Hallucinations Lewis Carroll
874
Uffia Harriet R White
877
A Country Summer Pastoral Unknown
883
Unsatisfied Yearning R K Munkiltrick
889
Why Doth a Pussy Cat? Burges Johnson
896
Mexican Serenade Arthur Guiterman 902_
903
The Colubriad William Cowper
909
A Fish Story Henry A Beers
917
The Turtle and Flamingo James Thomas Fields
923
A Visit From St Nicholas Clement Clarke Moore
935
Leedle Yawcob Strauss Charles Follen Adams
941
IMMORTAL STANZAS
948
Categorical Courtship Unknown 207
978
His MotherinLaw Walter Parke 75
980
Mavrone Arthur Guitcrman 378
981
That Gentleman from Boston
984
Whats in a Name? R K Munkittrick 347
985
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