Ogden Nash

(August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971 / New York / United States)

The Purist - Poem by Ogden Nash

I give you now Professor Twist,
A conscientious scientist,
Trustees exclaimed, He never bungles!
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Comments about The Purist by Ogden Nash

  • (4/18/2008 11:45:00 PM)

    This is one of the few poems I’ve memorized by heart. I’ve recited it a couple of times to get a laugh. (Report) Reply

    (2/15/2018 9:43:00 AM)

    Me too! I've had it memorized since I was a freshman in high school, and that was several lifetimes ago.

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