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John Kendrick Bangs

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John Kendrick Bangs

John Kendrick Bangs was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1862. A humorist, essayist, and poet, Bangs is the author of Half-Hours with Jimmieboy (R. H. Russell & Son, 1893) and From Pillar to Post: Leaves from a Lecturer's Notebooks (Century Company, 1916), among many others. He died in 1922.

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Bring forth the raisins and the nuts—
To-night All Hallows’ Spectre struts
            Along the moonlit way.
No time is this for tear or sob,
Or other woes our joys to rob,
But time for Pippin and for Bob,
            And Jack-o’-lantern gay.