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Here's an anthology that is really needed. Not strictly an anthology of humor, in competition with Carolyn Wells', but an anthology of sophisticated and subtle verse, written by poets and versifiers, in their lighter moments. There are verses here that one knows half way, and knows not where to find. There are familiar old saws such as ""The centipede was happy quite,"" etc. and ""Great fleas --""; there are gems from the sixteenth century poets, from Herrick and Suckling and their group, from Sheridan and Burns and Thomas Moore and Thackeray and Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll and Gilbert and Dobson and Hillaire Belloc and Guy Wetmore' Carryl and Chesterton and F.P.A. and Morley and Dorothy Parker and Ogden Nash and Margaret Fishback; but there are also innumerable verses by less familiar writers, and the result is a collection that everyone will want to own.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1934
Page count: 700pp
Publisher: Modern Library