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Page 58 - Somehow I always like to think Of Georgeade as a Summer Drink; Sparkling and cool with just a tang Of Pleasant Effervescent Slang.
Page 36 - ... free, flowing, brilliant manner, and everything he said might have been taken down and published as a part of his weekly letter to the "Illustrated London News." In introducing Chesterton for the debate, Bishop Stewart had quoted Oliver Hereford's delightful verse, "When plain folks such as you and I See the sun sinking in the sky, We think it is the setting sun: But Mr. Gilbert Chesterton Is not so easily misled; He calmly stands upon his head, And upside down obtains a new And Chestertonian...
Page 24 - The very name of Bernard Shaw Fills me with mingled Mirth and Awe. Mixture of Mephistopheles, Don Quixote, and Diogenes, The Devil's wit, the Don's Romance Joined to the Cynic's arrogance. Framed on Pythagorean plan, A Vegetable Souperman. Here you may see him crown with bay, The Greatest Playwright of his day.
Page 3 - ... Herford in his disingenuously titled cartoon-with-poem series for American Magazine called "Celebrities I Have Not Met," for example, pictured Howells in 1913 as a balloonish Santa Glaus with fur coat, top hat, cane and spats benevolently feeding the Central Park squirrels in the snow. And his poem ran: Not squirrels in the park alone His love and winter-kindness own. When Literary Fledglings try Their wings, in first attempt to fly, They flutter down to Franklin Square, Where Howells in his...
Page 48 - George Bernard Shaw — Oh, yes, I know I did him not so long ago. But then, you see, I like to do George Bernard Shaw (George likes it too). Peter Dunne By the Натр Shpeaking of Harps, sure me frind Pete Has got the Harp of Tara beat,
Page 6 - If you should ask me, whether Dante Drank Benedictine or Chianti, I should reply, " I cannot say, But I can draw him either way.
Page 34 - I'm sorry William Taft is out Of Politics; without a doubt Of all the Presidential crew He was the easiest to do.
Page 24 - Fills me with mingled Mirth and Awe. Mixture of Mephistopheles, Don Quixote, and Diogenes, The Devil's wit, the Don's Romance Joined to the Cynic's arrogance. Framed on Pythagorean plan, A Vegetable Souperman. Here you may see him crown with bay The Greatest Playwright of his day;* Observe the look of Self Distrust And Diffidence— upon the bust. * For "his
Page 42 - I'm told the Artist who aspires To draw Forbes-Robertson requires A Sargent's brush. Dear me ! how sad ! I've lost the only one I had.