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Charles Edward Carryl

(30 December 1841 – 3 July 1920 / New York City, New York)

Charles Edward Carryl
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Charles Edward Carryl was an American children's literature author.

Biography

Born in New York, his father was a prosperous businessman. Carryl became a successful businessman and stockbroker, and for 34 years from 1874 he held a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1869 he married Mary Wetmore, and had two children, the eldest of whom was poet and humorist Guy Wetmore Carryl. In 1882 he published his first work: Stock Exchange Primer.

In 1884 he published the children’s fantasy Davy and the Goblin; or, What Followed Reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", serialized in the magazine St Nicholas. His work includes the children’s nonsense poem ... more »

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  • ''Oh, a capital ship for an ocean trip,
    Was the Walloping Window Blind;
    No gale that blew dismayed her crew
    Or troubled the captain's mind.''
    Charles Edward Carryl (1841-1920), U.S. poet. Davy and the Goblin (l. 1-4). . . Moon Is Shining Bright as Day, The; an Anthology of Good-humored V...
  • The night was thick and hazy
    When the "Piccadilly Daisy"
    Carried down the crew and captain in the sea;
    And I think the water downed 'em;
    For they never, never found 'em, <...
    Charles Edward Carryl (1841-1920), U.S. poet. Davy and the Goblin (l. 1-6). . . Poems to Read Aloud. Edward Hodnett, ed. (Rev. ed., 1967) W. W. No...
  • ''we carry home as prizes
    Funny bugs, of handy sizes,
    Just to give the day a scientific tone.''
    Charles Edward Carryl (1841-1920), U.S. poet. Davy and the Goblin (l. 40-42). . . Poems to Read Aloud. Edward Hodnett, ed. (Rev. ed., 1967) W. W. ...
  • ''we cast the vessel ashore
    On the Gulliby Isles where the Pooh-pooh smiles,
    And the Rumbletum bunders roar.''
    Charles Edward Carryl (1841-1920), U.S. poet. Davy and the Goblin (l. 26-28). . . Moon Is Shining Bright as Day, The; an Anthology of Good-humored...
  • ''We take along a carrot
    As refreshment for the parrot,
    And a little can of jungleberry tea.''
    Charles Edward Carryl (1841-1920), U.S. poet. Davy and the Goblin (l. 34-36). . . Poems to Read Aloud. Edward Hodnett, ed. (Rev. ed., 1967) W. W. ...
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