George Ade Poems
- Chicago Castanets Through all the moving thoroughfares And ...
- Noovo Rishe Mrs. B.: From out a canon in the West I came ...
- The La Grippe I am not hypercritical on points of ...
- Benevolent Assimilation We haven't the appearance, goodness ...
- The Chaperon The very first duty of a chaperon Is to leave ...
- Foolish Wedding Bells When you are feeling out of gear And ...
- Flutter, Little Bird I Observe the loving mother bird, Up ...
George Ade (February 9, 1866 – May 16, 1944) was an American writer, newspaper columnist, and playwright.
The United States, in Ade's lifetime, underwent a great population shift and transfer from an agricultural to an industrial economy. Many felt the nation suffered the even more agonizing process of shifting values toward philistinism, greed, and dishonesty. Ade's prevalent practice ... more »
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''After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.''George Ade (1866-1944), U.S. humorist, playwright. "The Fable of the Bohemian Who Had Hard Luck," Fables in Slang (1899). Said of the "main Bohemi...
''The time to enjoy a European tour is about three weeks after you unpack.''George Ade (1866-1944), U.S. humorist, playwright. "The Hungry Man from the Bird Center," Forty Modern Fables (1901).
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Through all the moving thoroughfares
And in the contending marts of trade;
Within the babbling magazines and
Even as I rode the surcharged vehicles
Which rolled at dizzy onwardness
Without the impulse of the harnessed steed;
During the waking hours, bewhiles
I battled with the reckless wind
And closed my eyes against the tossing clouds
Of vitrified disturbance, soot, dust,
Tattered papyrus and all the medleyed rubbish
Of the city's ways;
All this time, as I again declare,
And likewise in the night, when I,
In company with highty-ti ...