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Charles Edward Carryl

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

Quotations

  • ''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 Verse. Ogden Nash, ed. (1953) J. B. Lippincott Company.
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  • ''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,
    And I know they didn't come ashore with me.''
    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. Norton & Company.
  • ''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. Norton & Company.
  • ''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 Verse. Ogden Nash, ed. (1953) J. B. Lippincott Company.
  • ''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. Norton & Company.
  • ''The boatswain's mate was very sedate,
    Yet fond of amusement, too;
    And he played hopscotch with the starboard watch,
    While the captain tickled the crew.''
    Charles Edward Carryl (1841-1920), U.S. poet. Davy and the Goblin (l. 9-12). . . Moon Is Shining Bright as Day, The; an Anthology of Good-humored Verse. Ogden Nash, ed. (1953) J. B. Lippincott Company.
  • ''The captain sat in a commodore's hat
    And dined in a royal way
    On toasted pigs and pickles and figs
    And gummery bread each day.''
    Charles Edward Carryl (1841-1920), U.S. poet. Davy and the Goblin (l. 17-20). . . Moon Is Shining Bright as Day, The; an Anthology of Good-humored Verse. Ogden Nash, ed. (1953) J. B. Lippincott Company.
  • ''I live on toasted lizards,
    Prickly pears, and parrot gizzards,
    And I'm really very fond of beetle-pie.''
    Charles Edward Carryl (1841-1920), U.S. poet. Davy and the Goblin (l. 22-24). . . Poems to Read Aloud. Edward Hodnett, ed. (Rev. ed., 1967) W. W. Norton & Company.
  • ''there's never a question
    About my digestion—
    Anything does for me.''
    Charles Edward Carryl (1841-1920), U.S. poet. The Admiral's Caravan (l. 5-7). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.
  • ''a camel comes handy
    Wherever it's sandy—
    Anywhere does for me.''
    Charles Edward Carryl (1841-1920), U.S. poet. The Admiral's Caravan (l. 19-21). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.

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A Nautical Ballad

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.
The man at the wheel was taught to feel
Contempt for the wildest blow,
And it often appeared, when the weather had cleared,
That he'd been in his bunk below.

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