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The Book of Humorous Verse

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Author: Various Authors
Language: English
Wordcount: 216,854 / 723 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,139
Added to site: 2007.12.23
mnybks.net#: 19466
Genres: Humor, Poetry

A hope of immortality and a sense of humor distinguish man from the beasts of the field.

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least had a tear in his eye!
As much as can well be expected, perhaps,
From "very young fellows," for very "old chaps."

And if he had said
What he'd got in his head,
'Twould have been, "Poor old Duffer, he's certainly dead!"
The morning dawned--and the next--and the next
And all in the mansion were still perplexed;

No knocker fell,
His approach to tell;
Not so much as a runaway ring at the bell.

Yet the sun shone bright upon tower and tree,
And the meads smiled green as green may be,
And the dear little dickey birds caroled with glee,
And the lambs in the park skipped merry and free.--
Without, all was joy and harmony!

And thus 'twill be--nor long the day--
Ere we, like him, shall pass away!
Yon sun that now our bosoms warms,
Shall shine--but

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