Candy is Dandy: The Best of Ogden Nash

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Methuen, 1985 - Humorous poetry, American - 407 pages
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Contents

Reflection on Icebreaking
3
Biological Reflection
9
Someone Say Babies?
15
To a Small Boy Standing on My Shoes While I Am Wearing
18
The Terrible People
25
Song of the Open Road
31
Hearts of Gold or A Good Excuse Is Worse Than None
37
Very Like a Whale
45
Please Pass the Biscuit
202
So Docs Everybody Else Only Not So Much
206
Not George Washingtons Not Abraham Lincolns But Mine
212
A Word About Winter
219
Two Dogs Have I
226
Tarkington Thou Shouldst Be Living in This Hour
232
The People Upstairs
238
Not Even for Brunch
244

Winter Complaint
48
A Drink with Something in It
54
Dragons Are Too Seldom
60
Our Child Doesnt Know Anything or Thank God
66
Darken Your Door
72
The Very Unclubbable Man
78
Childrens Party
85
A Watched Example Never Boils
91
Little Feet
98
Thunder Over the Nursery
104
Curl Up and Diet
111
The Common Cold
118
Epilogue to Mothers Day Which Is to Be Published on
124
Waiting for the Birdie
130
Shrinking Song
136
Under the Floor
137
Yes and No
143
The Party Next Door
149
The Dog Parade
156
Complaint to Four Angels
162
Two and One Are a Problem
171
The Shrew
177
Golly How Truth Will Out
178
Listen
184
TheSkink
190
Creeps and Crawls
196
Cousin Euphemia Knows Best or Physician Heal Somebody
250
Good Riddance but Now What?
256
All AH Are Gone the Old Familiar Quotations
262
Next
265
A Dogs Best Friend Is His Illiteracy
271
Ledas Fortunate Gaffe
277
This Is My Own My Native Tongue
283
The Manatee
287
Fee Fi Ho Hum No Wonder Baby Sucks Her Thumb
293
If Fun Is Fun Isnt That Enough?
299
The Invitation Says from Five to Seven
305
Wholl Buy My Lingual? Or You Pronounce Plute Louie
311
Alias and Melisande or Gammon Me Once Gammon
317
The Emmet
318
Brief Lives in Not So Brief I and II 324326
324
Laments for a Dying Language III and IV
330
The Sunset Years of Samuel Shy
337
Just Holmes and Me and Mnemosyne Makes Three
343
How Pleasant to Ape Mr Lear
348
The Darkest Halfhour or Too Early Is the Time for
354
A Man Can Complain Cant He? A Lament for Those
360
From an Antique Land 1 and
369
The Collector
374
Index of First Lines
393
Copyright

About the author (1985)

Though best remembered for his light verse, Ogden Nash also achieved success as a lyricist -- with "One Touch of Venus, book by S.J. Perelman and music by Kurt Weill -- and as the writer of verses set to classical music such as Saint-Saens "Carnival of the Animals" and Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." He died in 1971.

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