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Carolyn Wells

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Carolyn Wells was born on June 18, 1862, in Rahway, New Jersey. A highly prolific writer, she was known for her children’s stories, mystery novels, and humorous verse. Her books include A Nonsense Anthology (Scribner’s Sons, 1902) and The Book of Humorous Verse (George H. Doran, 1920). She died in New York City on March 26, 1942.

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It was an Artless Poster Girl pinned up against my wall,
She was tremendous ugly, she was exceeding tall;
I was gazing at her idly, and I think I must have slept,
For that poster maiden lifted up her poster voice, and wept.

She said between her poster sobs, ‘I think it’s rather rough
To be jeered and fleered