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Title: Poems for Pale People A Volume of Verse Author: Edwin C.
Ranck Release Date: October 9, 2008 [EBook #26864] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK POEMS FOR PALE PEOPLE *** Produced by David Garcia and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net (This file was produced from images generously made available by The Kentuckiana Digital Library) Poems for Pale People A Volume of Verse By Edwin C.
Ranck Humanity Printing and Publishing Co. St.
Louis, Mo. Copyrighted 1906 by EDWIN C.
RANCK PREFACE _This little volume was written for no reason on earth and with no earthly reason.
It just simply happened, on the principle, I suppose that -murder will out.- Murder is a bad thing and so are nonsense rhymes.
There is often a valid excuse for murder; there is none for nonsense rhymes.
They seem to be a necessary evil to be classed with smallpox, chicken-pox, yellow fever and other irruptive diseases.
They are also on the order of the boomerang and eventually rebound and inflict much suffering on the unlucky verse-slinger.
So you see nonsense, like a little learning is a dangerous thing and should be handled with as much care as the shotgun which is never known to be Tue Apr 04 19:14:34 2017 2 loaded._ _A man who writes nonsense may become in time a big gun.
But this is rare; more often he becomes a small bore.
This appears paradoxical and will probably require thinking over, but the more you think it over the less you will understand.
This is true of parlor magic.
It is also true of the magazine poets.
It really never pays to think. Thinking is too...

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