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BIOGRAPHY for BEGINNERS
By Edmund Clerihew Bentley, G. K. CHESTERTON
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SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN
Sir Christopher Wren Said, "I am going to dine with some men. "If anybody calls "Say I am designing St. Paul's."
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
The people of Spain think Cervantes Equal to half-a-dozen Dantes: An opinion resented most bitterly By the people of Italy.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Mr. Bernard Shaw Was just setting out for the war, When he heard it was a dangerous trade And demonstrably underpaid.
SIR HUMPHREY DAVY
Sir Humphrey Davy Abominated gravy. He lived in the odium Of having discovered Sodium.
J. S. MILL
John Stuart Mill, By a mighty effort of will, Overcame his natural bonhomie And wrote "Principles of Political Economy.'
The Abbe Liszt Hit the piano with his fist. That was the way He used to play.
What I like about Clive Is that he is no longer alive. There is a great deal to be said For being dead.
KING EDWARD THE CONFESSOR
Edward the Confessor Slept under the dresser. When that began to pall, He slept in the hall.
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