John Kendrick Bangs

(1862-1922 / the United States)

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John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862 – January 21, 1922) was an American author, editor and satirist.

He was born in Yonkers, New York. His father was a lawyer in New York City.

He went to Columbia University from 1880 to 1883 where he became editor of Columbia's literary magazine and contributed short anonymous pieces to humor magazines. After graduation in 1883, Bangs entered ... more »

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  • ''I met a little Elf-man, once,
    Down where the lilies blow.
    I asked him why he was so small
    And why he didn't grow.''
    John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922), U.S. poet. The Little Elf (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America, The. Donald Hall, ed. (1985) ...
  • ''"I'm quite as big for me, " said he,
    "As you are big for you."''
    John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922), U.S. poet. The Little Elf (l. 7-8). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America, The. Donald Hall, ed. (1985) ...
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