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The Humorous Poetry of the English Language

from Chaucer to Saxe

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Author: James Parton
Language: English
Wordcount: 165,719 / 521 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,040
Added to site: 2006.08.13 14639
Genre: Poetry

Narratives, Satires, Enigmas, Burlesques, Parodies, Travesties,Epigrams, Epitaphs, Translations, Including the Most Celebrated ComicPoems of the Anti-Jacobin, Rejected Addresses, the Ingoldsby Legends,Blackwood's Magazine, Bentley's Miscellany, and Punch. With More Than Two Hundred Epigrams, and the Choicest Humorous Poetryof Wolcott, Cowper, Lamb, Thackeray, Praed, Swift, Scott, Holmes,Aytoun, Gay, Burns, Southey, Saxe, Hood, Prior, Coleridge, Byron,Moore, Lowell, Etc.

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The Kiss
Epitaph on Southey
Written in a Young Lady's Common-place Book
The Rabbinical Origin of Women
On Butler's Monument Wesley
On the Disappointment of the Whig Associates of the Prince Regent, etc
To Professor Airey
Sydney Smith
On Lord Dudley and Ward
Epigrams of Lord Byron.

To the Author of a Sonnet, etc.
Windsor Poetics
On a Carrier, etc.
Epigrams of R. H. Barham.
On the Windows of King's College, etc.
New-made Honor
Eheu Fugaces
Anonymous Epigrams.
On a Pale Lady, etc.
Upon Pope's Translation of Homer
Recipe for a Modern Bonnet
My Wife and I
On Two Gentlemen, etc.
Wellington's Nose
The Smoker
An Essay on the Understanding
To a Living Author
Epigrams by Thomas Hood.
On the Art Unions
The Superiority of Machinery
Epigrams by W. Savage Landor. On Observi



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