Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Nye and Riley's Wit and Humor

(Poems and Yarns)

Cover image for


Author: Bill Nye (Edgar Wilson Nye)
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,118 / 127 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,070
Added to site: 2009.09.30 25424

r as I did. Extravagant cordiality and overflowing hospitality have always kept my birthplace back.

[Illustration: Never Talk Back.]

Never talk back! sich things is ripperhensible; feller only "corks" hisse'f that jaws a man that's hot; In a quarrel, of you'll only keep your mouth shet and act sensible, The man that does the talkin'll git worsted every shot!

Never talk back to a feller that's abusin' you-- Jest let him carry on, and rip, and cuss and swear; And when he finds his lyin' and his dammin's jest amusin' you, You've gut him clean kaflummixed, and you want to hold him there!

Never talk back, and wake up the whole community, And call a man a liar, over law, or Politics,-- You can lift and land him furder and with gracefuller impunity With one good jolt of silence than a half a dozen kicks!

The Gruesome Ballad of Mr. Squincher

"Ki-yi!" said Mr. Squincher, As in contemplative pose, He stood before the looking-glass And burnished up his nose, And brushe



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Bill Carson
Bill Carson creates riveting crime novels that leave readers thinking about life. His first book in the Detective Nick Harland series, Necessary Evils, is no exception, looking at how people handle love, loss, lust, greed and many more. As our author of the day, Carson talks to us about his writing habits, who Detective Nick Harland really is and why John Kane does such horrible things.
Read full interview...