Dixon Lanier Merritt

(1879 - 1972)

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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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