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The Humorous Poetry of the English Language; from

James Parton

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .And the "Amsterdam Times" quizz'd the "Nuremberg Chronicle."

In one thing, indeed, all the journals agreed,
  Spite of "politics," "bias," or "party collision;"
Viz.: to "give," when they'd "further accounts" of the deed,
  "Full particulars" soon, in "a later Edition."

But now, while on all sides they rode and they ran,
  Trying all sorts of means to discover the caitiffs,
Losing patience, the holy Gengulphus began
  To think it high time to "astonish the natives."

First, a Rittmeister's Frau, who was weak in both eyes,
  And supposed the most short-sighted woman in Holland,
Found greater relief, to her joy and surprise,
  From one glimpse of his "squint" than from glasses by Dollond.

By the slightest approach to the tip of his Nose,
  Meagrims, headache, and vapors were put to the rout;
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Community Reviews

Although i' 'tis a PITY,
However (for my money)
These poets attempt to be WITTY,
These poems aren't funny.

I enjoyed some more than others so it's hard to rate a compilation like this but, it was fun to read through them.