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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The Song In The Dell

I KNOW a way
Of hearing what the larks and linnets say:
The larks tell of the sunshine and the sky;
The linnets from the hedges make reply,
And boast of hidden nests with mocking lay.

I know a way
Of keeping near the rabbits at their play:
They tell me of the cool and shady nooks

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