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Author Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971.
Title Everyone but thee and me / Ogden Nash ; illustrated by John Alcorn.
Imprint Boston : Little, Brown, [1962]

Author Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971.
Subject Humorous poetry, American.
Description xiv, 171 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Note Also issued online.
Summary Witty poetic commentaries on many subjects.
Contents The book of Job: Unfortunately, it's the only game in town ; How can echo answer what echo cannot hear? ; I suppose the Greeks had a commercial for it or, Hail, Solon! How's thy colon? ; Alias and Melisande or, Gammon me once, gammon me twice, you can count on gammoning me thrice ; Come, come, Kerouac! My generation is beater than yours ; Viva vamp, vale vamp ; The back of mine hand to mine host ; The spoon ran away with the dish? ; Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will break my heart ; A potted watch never boils or, Maybe thats what they've been trying to prove ; Jack do-good-for-nothing, a cursory nursery tale for tot-baiters ; Whose baby?- a brief introduction to grandparents ; The sending of the pens ; No conformity to enormity! Or, The bigger they are, the harder I fall ; You've got to be Mr. Pickwick if you want to enjoy a picnic ; Pavane for a dead doll or, The pain in grandfathers neck ; Is there an oculist in the house?
As I was saying to St. Paul just the other day ; Eh? ; Lines fraught with naught but thought ; All's noël that ends noël or, Incompatibility is the spice of Christmas -- Brief lives in not so brief: Brief lives in not so Brief-I ; Brief lives in not so Brief-II ; Brief lives in not so Brief-III -- Fellow creatures: The kipper ; The redcap ; The Emmet ; The clam ; The shrimp ; To the child who's farther from the manners or, How to be young gracefully ; The dog ; The armadillo ; The carcajou and the kincajou ; The axolotl ; Don't bite the hand that puts it's foot in your mouth ; Capercaillie, ave atque vaillie ; The pandit or, Perhaps we were wrong about that, but as long as we're being frank ; The miraculous countdown -- The unseeing eye : The travel diary of a non-observer: Paradise for sale ; The Azores ; Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and the Hague ; Madeira ; Morocco ; Transatlantic Transports: London, Paris, Switzerland, Malaga, Venice, Moscow.
As Gauguin said to Sadie Thompson, you pronounce it, I'll paint it ; Don't look now, but there's something behind the curtain ; Our city, our citizens or, Patience and Fortitude: The village, The gold coast, The amputators, The café press agent, Theatre hour, City greenery, The comic ; Impressions of suburbia by one who has never been there or, All I know is what I see in the ads ; A day on a cruise or, What a day! What a cruise! -- Table talk: The pomegranate ; Iceberg lettuce ; Tarragon ; The codfish ; The beefburger ; Aspic ; Mustard ; Hollandaise ; Menu macabre ; Which came first, obeisance or obesity? ; Sing a song of taste buds -- The paid attendance: Decline and fall of a Roman umpire ; Champions and chimpions ; -And don't forget weight-lifting, shot-putting, and the ladies junior backstroke championship -- The mother tongue: Mother isn't well ; Laments for a dying language ; Just how low can a highbrow go when a highbrow lowers his brow?
A mint of phrases or, A team is as strong as its bench ; I'm glad you asked that question, because it shows you in your true colors ; Have you read any good books tomorrow? ; Don't sit under the family tree ; All quiet along the Potomac, except the letter g ; Philology, etymology, you owe me an apology ; Shall we dance? Being the confessions of a balletramus ; The strange case of clashing cultures ; A strange casement of the poetic apothecary ; You'll drink your orange juice and like it, comrade -- The book of proverbs: A word to husbands.
OCLC # 12427676
Additional Format Online version: Nash, Ogden, 1902-1971. Everyone but thee and me. Boston : Little, Brown, ©1962 (OCoLC)570384629.