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Rubáiyát of a Motor Car

Carolyn Wells

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .By

Carolyn Wells

 

Author of

Idle Idyls, Folly For The Wise,

A Nonsense Anthology, &c.

 

 

 

With illustrations by

Frederick Strothmann

 

New York

Dodd, Mead Company

1906

Copyright, 1906, By The Curtis Publishing Company

Copyright, 1906, By Dodd, Mead and Company

Published, March, 1906

¶To the crank that

makes the machine go

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Community Reviews

The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam inspired many imitations. I have read rubaiyats featuring a Persian Kitten, a Huffy Husband, and now a Motor Car. Written in 1906 when cars were much different than they are today, this short poem celebrates the 'joys' of the automobile.

I like the dedication: To the cra