Biography for Beginners

Biography for Beginners

by Edmund Clerihew Bentley, G. K. Chesterton
     
 

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Witty poems skewer historical figures past and present — Jane Austen, Karl Marx, Sir Walter Raleigh, Theodore Roosevelt, and others — with an accompaniment of whimsical illustrations by G. K. Chesterton.See more details below

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Witty poems skewer historical figures past and present — Jane Austen, Karl Marx, Sir Walter Raleigh, Theodore Roosevelt, and others — with an accompaniment of whimsical illustrations by G. K. Chesterton.

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ISBN-13:
9780486780566
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
04/23/2014
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,417,751
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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BIOGRAPHY for BEGINNERS


By Edmund Clerihew Bentley, G. K. CHESTERTON

DOVER PUBLICATIONS, INC

Copyright © 2014 Dover Publications. Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-79168-5



CHAPTER 1

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.'


FRANCOIS LISZT

The Abbe Liszt Hit the piano with his fist. That was the way He used to play.


LORD CLIVE

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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