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Bib Ballads

Ring Lardner

Book Overview: 

Ring Lardner is a typical parent when his first child is born, full of wonder and the rest of the usual emotions as he watches his little son grow. He wrote a series of 29 short poems on various facets of parenthood.

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Book Excerpt: 
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My son, I wish that it were half
As easy to extract a laugh
From grown-ups as from thee.
Then I'd go on the stage, my boy,
While Richard Carle and Eddie Foy
Burned up with jealousy.

I wouldn't have to rack my brain
Or lie awake all night in vain
Pursuit of brand new jokes;
Nor fear my lines were heard with groans
Of pain and sympathetic moans
From sympathetic folks.

I'd merely have to make a face,
Just twist a feature out of place,
And be the soul of wit;
Or bark, and then pretend to bite,
And, from the screams of wild delight,
Be sure I'd made a hit.



He couldn't have a doughnut, and it made him very mad;
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Community Reviews

Bib Ballads is a collection of limerick-type poems about a huge variety of subjects. It isn’t a book that is destined to change your outlook on life but I just found it a fun to read. Ringgold W. Lardner (March 6, 1885-September 25, 1933) was primarily employed as a sport writer and this collection,