Dixon Lanier Merritt
Dixon Lanier Merritt (1879–1972) was an American poet and humorist. He was a newspaper editor for the Tennessean, Nashville's morning paper, and President of the American Press Humorists Association. He penned this well-known limerick in 1910.
The limerick, inspired by a post card sent to him by a female reader of his newspaper column who was visiting Florida beaches. It is often ... more »
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A Wonderful Bird Is The Pelican
A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill can hold more than his belican
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week
But I'm damned if I see how the helican