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mleigh
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Post by mleigh » September 23rd, 2021, 3:46 pm

Verse and Worse, by Harry Graham (1874 - 1936)
A collection of dark and humorous verse from "Col D. Streamer". This collection includes poems from The Baby's Baedeker, Perverted Proverbs, and Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes. (Summary by mleigh)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36702

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alanmapstone
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Post by alanmapstone » September 23rd, 2021, 6:04 pm

Hi M
Can I make an early bid for:

Great Britain
Scotland
Germany
Holland
Italy
Bill

I will add a few more when MW is up :)
Last edited by alanmapstone on September 24th, 2021, 2:27 am, edited 1 time in total.
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mleigh
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Post by mleigh » September 23rd, 2021, 6:17 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
September 23rd, 2021, 6:04 pm
Hi M
Can I make an early bid for:

Great Britain
Scotland
Germany
Holland

I will add a few more when MW is up :)
That will be fine. Are you sure you don't want Wales too? :)

Thanks,

M

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Post by alanmapstone » September 23rd, 2021, 6:23 pm

mleigh wrote:
September 23rd, 2021, 6:17 pm
That will be fine. Are you sure you don't want Wales too? :)
The poems on Wales and Ireland are a bit too insulting to be comfortable :evil:

Anyone who has read Welsh poetry will know it is a beautiful language.
alan
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Andrea42
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Post by Andrea42 » September 23rd, 2021, 8:25 pm

These verses are really funny!
May I please have:

Loverland
Prelude
Virtue is its own reward

Thank you!

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Post by mleigh » September 24th, 2021, 10:02 am

Andrea42 wrote:
September 23rd, 2021, 8:25 pm
These verses are really funny!
May I please have:

Loverland
Prelude
Virtue is its own reward

Thank you!
You may. Just remind me if I forget to put them in the MW.

Thanks,

M

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Post by erieston » September 24th, 2021, 5:49 pm

This project looks SO FUN! I took a look at the book and I can't stop laughing :lol:

I'd love to be the DPL on this if possible, and if it's okay could I put in an early request for "United States of America" and "'Don't look a Gift-horse in the mouth'"?

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Post by mleigh » September 24th, 2021, 6:58 pm

erieston wrote:
September 24th, 2021, 5:49 pm
This project looks SO FUN! I took a look at the book and I can't stop laughing :lol:

I'd love to be the DPL on this if possible, and if it's okay could I put in an early request for "United States of America" and "'Don't look a Gift-horse in the mouth'"?
You've got those two poems and I would love to have you be DPL. I'll PL those poems for you.

Thank you,

M

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Post by Peter Why » September 25th, 2021, 12:03 am

May I have Perverted Proverbs, please?

That's

'Virtue is its own Reward'
'Enough is as Good as a Feast'
'Don't Buy a Pig in a Poke'
'Learn to Take Things Easily'
'A Rolling Stone Gathers no Moss'
'It is Never Too Late to Mend'
'A Bad Workman Complains of his Tools'
'Don't Look a Gift-horse in the Mouth'
'Potpourri'

I have a copy of one of Graham's books of verses. I loved ...

When Grandmama fell off the boat,
And couldn't swim (and wouldn't float),
Matilda just stood by and smiled.
I almost could have slapped the child

Peter
"I think, therefore I am, I think." Solomon Cohen, in Terry Pratchett's Dodger

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Post by Kazbek » September 25th, 2021, 4:02 pm

I'll be glad to set this up for you. Be right back with the MW.

Update: the MW is up. The template was partially duplicated. I deleted the repeated portion. Please check that it has the content you wanted.

Michael

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Post by mleigh » September 25th, 2021, 6:46 pm

Peter Why wrote:
September 25th, 2021, 12:03 am
May I have Perverted Proverbs, please?

That's

'Virtue is its own Reward'
'Enough is as Good as a Feast'
'Don't Buy a Pig in a Poke'
'Learn to Take Things Easily'
'A Rolling Stone Gathers no Moss'
'It is Never Too Late to Mend'
'A Bad Workman Complains of his Tools'
'Don't Look a Gift-horse in the Mouth'
'Potpourri'

I have a copy of one of Graham's books of verses. I loved ...

When Grandmama fell off the boat,
And couldn't swim (and wouldn't float),
Matilda just stood by and smiled.
I almost could have slapped the child

Peter
I love the verse about Grandmama. :lol:


Some of the proverbs have already been claimed but I will certainly give you the others when I enter the poems into the MW.

Thanks,

M

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Post by mleigh » September 25th, 2021, 7:01 pm

Kazbek wrote:
September 25th, 2021, 4:02 pm
I'll be glad to set this up for you. Be right back with the MW.

Update: the MW is up. The template was partially duplicated. I deleted the repeated portion. Please check that it has the content you wanted.

Michael
Thank you for cleaning things up for me. It just adds another checkmark in the "buy a new computer" column. (It takes about seconds for something I type to appear on the screen.)

We also have a DPL: erieston, so if you could ensure she has access to the MW and whatever else she needs.

THanks,

M

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Post by Kazbek » September 25th, 2021, 7:58 pm

Great, erieston is in as DPL.

Michael

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Post by mleigh » September 26th, 2021, 1:13 pm

Everything is in the MW as requested and available, I hope. Please let me know if something is incorrect.

alanmapstone - sections 5,6,11,12,14,47

andrea42 - sections 23,25,38

erieston - sections 4,45

peter why - sections 39,40,42,43,44,46

Thanks,

M

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Post by Kazbek » September 26th, 2021, 1:39 pm

Moving to Readers Wanted.

Michael

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