I have no gun but I can spit: an anthology of satirical and abusive verse

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Eyre Methuen, Jan 1, 1980 - Poetry - 204 pages
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User Review  - absolutegillian - LibraryThing

Fanatics are an evil breed sums all of us up ... at some time or some place in our lives or some feeling that's past through our minds ..and that hint of sarcasm that mingles with inner truths makes for amusement for those who can face it . Read full review

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How can you resist a book that includes, alongside Auden (from whom the title comes), Pound, Yeats, and the like, Monty Python ("All things dull and ugly,/ All creatures short and squat,/ All things rude and nasty/ The Lord God made the lot")? Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
13
Lullaby CHRISTOPHER LOGUE 180
15
Introduction
19
Have No Gun But I Can Spit w H AUDEN
27
Vagabond Love WILLIAM PLOMER
33
Correction ERIC MILLWARD
39
H SISSON
45
On Property LOUIS MACNEICE
46
On Irish Members Of Parliament JONATHAN SWIFT
113
The Great Day W B YEATS
119
Private Williss Song w s GILBERT
120
Addition To Kiplings The Dead King Edward VII
127
On George IV ANON
134
TheBoerWar WILLIAM PLOMER
141
thanksgiving 1956 e e cummings
147
Christ Goodbye PADRAIC FIACC
149

The WellExtracted Blood Of Englishmen
55
Birmingham ROGER MCGOUGH
62
The World State G K CHESTERTON
69
Wanna Go Back To Dixie TOM LEHRER
73
On Man JOHN WILMOT EARL OF ROCHESTER
79
Elderly Discontented Women D H LAWRENCE
86
The Lawyer JOHN GAY
92
On Lord Mayors DANIEL DEFOE
98
Verses Written Upon Windows JONATHAN SWIFT
105
Gehazi RUDYARD KIPLING
155
On The Duke Of Buckingham JOHN DRYDEN
161
To A Sister Of An Enemy Of The Author
167
Inexpensive Progress JOHNBETJEMAN
173
Degrees ELIZABETH BARTLETT
179
The Social Realists BRIAN HIGGINS
181
The Latest Decalogue ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH
187
The Satirist LOUIS MACNEICE
193
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