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The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes.  1906.
Index to Verse
A Boston Lullaby by James Jeffrey Roche (1847–1908)
A Code of Morals by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
A Coincidence—College Humor
A College Widow—College Humor
Advice to a Friend on Marriage by Eustache Deschamps (1346?–1406)
Advice to an Innkeeper by José Morell (17th Century)
A Fixed Smile by Catullus (c. 84–c. 54 B.C.)
A Football Song—College Humor
A Fragment by Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790–1867)
After Swimming the Hellespont by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
A Gentle Echo on Woman by Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
A Lay of Real Life by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
A Letter by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
A Letter from Mr. Ezekiel Biglow by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
A Liz-Town Humorist by James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
All Things Except Myself I Know by François Villon (1431–1463?)
A Lost Opportunity—College Humor
A Lovely Scene—College Humor
A Lover’s Chronicle by Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)
A Memory by Carolyn Wells (1862–1942)
A Merry, Blue-Eyed Laddie—College Humor
A Modern Martyrdom by Sam Walter Foss (1858–1911)
A Monody by Robert Charles Sands (1799–1832)
A Moral Man by Nikolay Nekrasov (1821–1877)
An Asinine Election by Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)
An Epitaph (Ammianus)—The Greek Anthology
Answer to a Reproach for Drunkenness by Caliph Yazid I (c. 642–683)
A Old Played-Out Song by James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
A Philosopher by Sam Walter Foss (1858–1911)
A Poe-em of Passion by Charles Fletcher Lummis (1859–1928)
A Poem of Every-Day Life by Albert Gallatin Riddle (1816–1902)
A Professor with a Small Class (Lucilius)—The Greek Anthology
A Rime for Priscilla by Frank Dempster Sherman (1860–1916)
Artist and Public by Friedrich Rückert (1788–1866)
Ascension by Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)
A Schoolmaster with a Gay Wife (Lucilius)—The Greek Anthology
A Settin’ Hen by Holman Francis Day (1865–1935)
A Singer (Nearchus)—The Greek Anthology
A South Sea Ballad by Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
A Tragical Tragedy’s Ending by Henry Carey (1687?–1743)
Aunt Phœbe’s Remonstrance—College Humor
Ballad: ‘Der noble Ritter Hugo’ by Charles Godfrey Leland (1824–1903)
Ballad of Proverbs by François Villon (1431–1463?)
Ballad of Women’s Doubleness by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
Beer (Julian)—The Greek Anthology
Beggars’ Song—Unknown Author (15th Century)
Behold the Deeds! by Henry Cuyler Bunner (1855–1896)
Bessie Brown, M.D. by Samuel Minturn Peck (1854–1938)
Blessings of Wisdom and Wealth by Horace (65–8 B.C.)
Board or Lodging (Lucilius)—The Greek Anthology
Bombastes Furioso by William Barnes Rhodes (1772–1826)
Breitmann in Battle by Charles Godfrey Leland (1824–1903)
Bruin’s Embassy by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
Calendar of the Months by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)
Call Me Not John! by Giovanni Della Casa (1503–1556)
Candor by Henry Cuyler Bunner (1855–1896)
Capriciousness—College Humor
Captain Paton’s Lament by John Gibson Lockhart (1794–1854)
Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer (1863–1940)
Changed by Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)
Chanticleer and the Fox by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
Character of Zimri (the Duke of Buckingham) by John Dryden (1631–1700)
Child’s Natural History by Oliver Herford (1863–1935)
Civility—Anonymous Author (18th Century)
Convenient Partnership (Anonymous)—The Greek Anthology
Cosmetic Disguise by Juvenal (c. 40–125)
Courting in Kentucky by Florence E. Pratt
Credo—Students’ Songs
Cross-Purposes—College Humor
Cupid by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
Cupid Lost by Jacob Cats (1577–1660)
Cure for Homesickness by Holman Francis Day (1865–1935)
Cures for Love (Crates)—The Greek Anthology
Darkness (Lucian)—The Greek Anthology
Dialogue with an Infernal Elf by Samuel Butler (1612–1680)
Diatribe Against Water by Francesco Redi (1626–1697)
Dibdin’s Ghost by Eugene Field (1850–1895)
Doctor Benserade by E. Arnal (c. 1850)
Domestic Happiness by Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790–1867)
Don Juan’s Sea-Sickness by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
Drinking-Song—College Humor
Early Rising by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887)
Ego et Echo by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887)
Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog by Oliver Goldsmith (1730–1774)
Envy (Lucilius)—The Greek Anthology
Epigram on Sultan Mahmoud by Firdausi (c. 940–1020)
Epigrams by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781)
Epigrams by Martial (c. 40–c. 104)
Epitaph for an Old University Carrier by John Milton (1608–1674)
Epitaph for Himself by Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)
Epitaph for Joseph Blackett, Poet and Shoemaker by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
Epitaph on John Hughes and Sarah Drew by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689–1762)
Epithalamium by Edward Sandford Martin (1856–1939)
Equality of Man and Beast by Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)
Eve’s Daughter by Edward Rowland Sill (1841–1887)
Faithless Nelly Gray by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
False Charms (Lucilius)—The Greek Anthology
Finnigin to Flannigan by Strickland W. Gillilan (1869–1954)
Fire by Arabian Riddle
Five Lives by Edward Rowland Sill (1841–1887)
Flight by Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)
From the Rubaiyat of Mr. Hennessy—College Humor
Gold by Oliver Herford (1863–1935)
Grammar and Medicine (Agathias)—The Greek Anthology
Grampy Sings a Song by Holman Francis Day (1865–1935)
Gunga Din by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
Gunpowder as Tobacco by Wilhelm Busch (1832–1908)
Gwiazdalska by Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz (1758–1841)
Hail, Coffee! by Jacques Delille (1738–1813)
Hans Breitmann’s Party by Charles Godfrey Leland (1824–1903)
He Came to Pay by Andrew V. Kelley (Parmenas Mix)
Her Letter by Bret Harte (1836–1902)
Holy Willie’s Prayer by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
How a Peasant Won Paradise by Wit by Doun de Laverne (13th Century)
Hudibras’ Religion by Samuel Butler (1612–1680)
Idées Napoléoniennes by William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813–1865)
I Doubt It—College Humor
If I Should Die To-Night by Ben King (1857–1894)
I Love Sixpence—Nursery Rhymes
Infirm by Edward Sandford Martin (1856–1939)
In Parenthesis by Frank Dempster Sherman (1860–1916)
In Praise of Small People by Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni (1692–1768)
In the Catacombs by Harlan Hoge Ballard (1853–1934)
Intoxication by Li Bai (701–762)
Irish Astronomy by Charles Graham Halpine (1829–1868)
Jabberwocky by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) (1832–1898)
Jim Bludso by John Hay (1838–1905)
John Gilpin’s Ride by William Cowper (1731–1800)
John W. Jones by Holman Francis Day (1865–1935)
Kentucky Philosophy by Harrison Robertson (1856–1939)
King John and the Abbot by Thomas Percy (1729–1811)
Ladies’ Darling by John Skelton (1460?–1529)
Lanty Leary by Samuel Lover (1797–1868)
L’Envoi—College Humor
L’Envoi—College Humor
Lilli Burlero by Thomas Percy (1729–1811)
Lines on the French Academy by Alexis Piron (1689–1773)
Little Breeches by John Hay (1838–1905)
Living in Bed by Francesco Berni (1497/8–1535)
Lizzy’s Peccadilloes by Pierre Jean de Béranger (1780–1857)
Long and Short (Anonymous)—The Greek Anthology
Lord Erskine’s Simile by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)
Lords and Commons by William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)
Lorenzo de Lardy by William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)
Lothario (Lord Sandwich) by Charles Churchill (1731–1764)
Love in a Cottage by Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806–1867)
Love’s Seasons by Frank Dempster Sherman (1860–1916)
Mac Flecknoe by John Dryden (1631–1700)
Man, Maid, and Widow—Popular Poems
Metaphysics by Oliver Herford (1863–1935)
Michael’s Call for Witnesses by Lord Byron (1788–1824)
Mine Everywhere—Popular Poems
Minguillo’s Kiss—Anonymous (18th Century)
Miss Biddy Fudge in Paris by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
Mis’ Smith by Albert Bigelow Paine (1861–1937)
Money by Jehan du Pontalais (15th Century)
Mutability—College Humor
My Aunt by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
My Familiar by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887)
My Partner by Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802–1839)
No! by Thomas Hood (1799–1845)
Nongtongpaw by Charles Dibdin (1745–1814)
Northern Farmer—Old Style by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
Not a Sou Had He Got by Richard Harris Barham (Thomas Ingoldsby) (1788–1845)
Nothing to Wear by William Allen Butler (1825–1902)
Obtrusive Company on the Sacred Way by Horace (65–8 B.C.)
Ode on a Drowned Cat by Thomas Gray (1716–1771)
Ode to Tobacco by Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)
Of a Certain Man by Sir John Harington (1561–1612)
Of a Precise Tailor by Sir John Harington (1561–1612)
Old Grimes by Albert Gorton Greene (1802–1868)
On Cotin by Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636–1711)
On Domineering Wives by Juvenal (c. 40–125)
One Week by Carolyn Wells (1862–1942)
On Praise and Punishments by Horace (65–8 B.C.)
On Restoring a Lock of Hair by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
Oonts! by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
Opening Scenes of ‘Tom Thumb the Great’ by Henry Fielding (1707–1754)
Pairing-Time Anticipated by William Cowper (1731–1800)
Palabras Grandiosas by Bayard Taylor (1825–1878)
Pan in Wall Street by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833–1908)
Pegasus in the Yoke by Friedrich von Schiller (1759–1805)
Peg of Limavaddy by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)
Perplexity (Anonymous)—The Greek Anthology
Peter Piper—Nursery Rhymes
Plain Language from Truthful James; or, the Heathen Chinee by Bret Harte (1836–1902)
Pledges—Popular Poems
Poetic Fame by Persius (34–62)
Poison for a Fly by Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger (1779–1850)
Pope and Sultan—Students’ Songs
Popularity by Sung Yu (4th Century B.C.)
Prehistoric Smith by David Law Proudfit (1842–1897)
Prologue to ‘Sheridan’s School for Scandal’ by David Garrick (1717–1779)
Report of an Adjudged Case by William Cowper (1731–1800)
Rory O’More by Samuel Lover (1797–1868)
Rules for the Tavern Academy by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
Salad by Sydney Smith (1771–1845)
Sary ‘Fixes Up’ Things by Albert Bigelow Paine (1861–1937)
Satanic Advice to a Student by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
Similar Cases by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935)
Simple Simon—Nursery Rhymes
Sleep by Baltasar del Alcázar (1530–1606)
Smack in School by William Pitt Palmer (1805–1884)
Sorrows of Werther by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)
St. Peter at the Gate by Joseph Bert Smiley (1864–1903)
Study of an Elevation, in Indian Ink by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
Tale of the Kennebec Mariner by Holman Francis Day (1865–1935)
Tam O’Shanter by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
Temper by Nabegat Ben Jaid (542–662)
That Faithful Wife of Idaho by Joaquin (Cincinnatus Hiner) Miller (1837–1913)
That Gentleman from Boston by Joaquin (Cincinnatus Hiner) Miller (1837–1913)
The A B C of Literature by Carolyn Wells (1862–1942)
The Ahkoond of Swat by George Thomas Lanigan (1845–1886)
The Alarmed Skipper by James Thomas Fields (1817–1881)
The Amateur Orlando by George Thomas Lanigan (1845–1886)
The American Traveler by Robert Henry Newell (1836–1901)
The Ass’s Testament by Rutebeuf (fl. c. 1249–c. 1277)
The Ballad of Doc Pluff by Holman Francis Day (1865–1935)
The Ballad of Eliza Davis by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)
The Ballad of the Oysterman by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
The Battle of Limerick by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)
The Battle of the Frogs and Mice by Homer (fl. 850 B.C.) (attributed)
The Battle of the Kegs by Francis Hopkinson (1737–1791)
The Bear, the Ape, and the Pig by Tomás de Iriarte (1750–1791)
The Beating of Thersites by Homer (fl. 850 B.C.)
The Bellman’s Speech by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) (1832–1898)
The Bishop of Rum-ti-Foo by William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)
The Blarney by Samuel Lover (1797–1868)
The Bohemians of Boston by Gelett Burgess (1866–1951)
The Bourgeois by Victor Hugo (1802–1885)
The Boxers by Pierre Jean de Béranger (1780–1857)
The Briefless Barrister by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887)
The Capuchin’s Sermon by Friedrich von Schiller (1759–1805)
The Cataract of Lodore by Robert Southey (1774–1843)
The Chameleon by James Merrick (1720–1769)
The Composite Ghost by Marion Couthouy Smith (1853–1931)
The Constant Lover by Sir John Suckling (1609–1642)
The Conundrum of the Golf-Links by James Gardner Sanderson
The Coquette by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887)
The Council of the Rats by Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695)
The Courtin’ by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
The Crow and the Fox by Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695)
The Cumberbunce by Paul West (1871–1918)
The Darktown Nine—College Humor
The Deacon’s Masterpiece by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
The Dead Alive by Pierre Jean de Béranger (1780–1857)
The Death of Poor Mailie by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
The Diamond Wedding by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833–1908)
The Disrespectful Guillotine by Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)
The Distracted Puritan by Thomas Percy (1729–1811)
The Double Transformation by Oliver Goldsmith (1730–1774)
The Dream-Wife by Tomasz Kajetan Wegierski (1756–1787)
The Drunkard’s Fancy by Wilhelm Müller (1794–1827)
The Dun by John Philips (1676–1709)
The Education of Young Ladies by Pierre Jean de Béranger (1780–1857)
The Eggs by Tomás de Iriarte (1750–1791)
The Elf-Child by James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
The Emperor’s Turbot by Juvenal (c. 40–125)
The Eternal Yawner by Marc-Antoine Désaugiers (1772–1827)
The Examination in Theology by Karl Arnold Kortum (1745–1824)
The Fine Old English Gentleman by Charles Dickens (1812–1870)
The Flight of Time—College Humor
The Fox, the Wolf, and the Horse by Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695)
The Goose by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
The Great Crab of Lake Mohrin by August Kopisch (1799–1853)
The Height of the Ridiculous by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)
The Hen and the Egg by Matthias Claudius (1740–1815)
The House-Builder by Ivan Khemnitser (1745–1784)
The Housekeeper by Charles Lamb (1775–1834)
The Ideal Husband to His Wife by Sam Walter Foss (1858–1911)
The Irishman by William Maginn (1794–1842)
The Jackdaw of Rheims by Richard Harris Barham (Thomas Ingoldsby) (1788–1845)
The Jim-Jam King of the Jou-Jous by Alaric Bertrand Start
The King of Yvetot by Pierre Jean de Béranger (1780–1857)
The Lay of the Love-Lorn by William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813–1865) and Sir Theodore Martin (1816–1909)
The Lerneans (Anonymous)—The Greek Anthology
The Lion’s Council of State by Ivan Khemnitser (1745–1784)
The Literary Lady by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)
The Little Maid and the Lawyer by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887)
The Little Man in Gray by Pierre Jean de Béranger (1780–1857)
The Little Peach by Eugene Field (1850–1895)
The Logic and Rhetoric of Hudibras by Samuel Butler (1612–1680)
The Love of the World Reproved by William Cowper (1731–1800)
The Making of Master Messerin by Rustico di Filippo (13th Century)
The March to Moscow by Robert Southey (1774–1843)
The Meeting of the Clabberhuses by Sam Walter Foss (1858–1911)
The Monks of Khabbet by Mashdud (9th Century)
The Mosquito by William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
The Musical Ass by Tomás de Iriarte (1750–1791)
The Mystery of Gilgal by John Hay (1838–1905)
The New City by Aristophanes (c. 448–c. 388 B.C.)
The Origin of the Banjo by Irwin Russell (1853–1879)
The Owl-Critic by James Thomas Fields (1817–1881)
The Pale Lover by Sir John Suckling (1609–1642)
The Passage of the Styx by Aristophanes (c. 448–c. 388 B.C.)
The Patient Cured by Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715–1769)
The Patriotic Tourist by Richard Kendall Munkittrick (1853–1911)
The Peasant’s Choice of Punishment by Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695)
The Pessimist by Ben King (1857–1894)
The Pigtail by Adelbert von Chamisso (1781–1838)
The Poet Appreciated by Horace (65–8 B.C.)
The Poster Girl by Carolyn Wells (1862–1942)
The Pots Criticize the Potter by Omar Khayyám (1048–1131)
The Prayer of Cyrus Brown by Sam Walter Foss (1858–1911)
The Rabbinical Origin of Women by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
The Ring—Popular Poems
The Rocks of Mt. Desert—College Humor
The Romance of Dick Turpin by Charles Dickens (1812–1870)
The Romance of the Carpet by Robert Jones Burdette (1844–1914)
The Roman Cockney by Catullus (c. 84–c. 54 B.C.)
The Ruler of the Queen’s Navee’ by William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)
The Scholar’s Wife by John Dryden (1631–1700)
The Sea by Eva L. Ogden
The Society upon the Stanislaus by Bret Harte (1836–1902)
The Soldier by Nikolay Nekrasov (1821–1877)
The Soldier’s Return by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
The Song of Songs by Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)
The Song of the Jellyfish by Jarvis Keiley
The Stammering Wife by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887)
The Swan, the Pike, and the Crab by Ivan Krylov (1768–1844)
The Three Warnings by Hester Lynch Thrale (1741–1821)
The Touching Tenderness of King Karl the First by Guy Wetmore Carryl (1873–1904)
The Tragedy of a Theater Hat by Carolyn Wells (1862–1942)
The Truth about Horace by Eugene Field (1850–1895)
The Two Dogs by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
The University of Gottingen by George Canning (1770–1827)
The Usurer’s Paternoster—Anonymous (15th Century)
The V-a-s-e by James Jeffrey Roche (1847–1908)
The Vicar by Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802–1839)
The Vicar of Bray—Anonymous (Time of George I)
The Walloping Window-Blind by Charles Edward Carryl (1841–1920)
The Wives of Weinsberg by Gottfried August Bürger (1747–1794)
The Yankee Recruit by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
Three Epitaphs on Himself by Alexis Piron (1689–1773)
Three Girls and Their Talk by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375)
Three Wise Men of Gotham—Nursery Rhymes
Tis Ever Thus by Richard Kendall Munkittrick (1853–1911)
To a Louse by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
To an Inconsistent Fair by Ali Ben Abd (11th Century)
To a Poet by José Morell (17th Century)
To-morrow by Lope de Vega (1562–1635)
To My Empty Purse by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
To My Meerschaum—College Humor
To Perrault by Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636–1711)
To the Pliocene Skull by Bret Harte (1836–1902)
Town Mouse and Country Mouse by Horace (65–8 B.C.)
Truth and Falsehood by Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561–1627)
Two of a Kind—College Humor
Ver-Vert by Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset (1709–1777)
What I Should Like to Do by Cecco Angiolieri (c. 1260–c. 1312)
What Mr. Robinson Thinks by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
What’s in a Name? by Richard Kendall Munkittrick (1853–1911)
When the Frost is on the Punkin by James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
Where Are You Going, My Pretty Maid?—Nursery Rhymes
Whims of the Amorous by Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)
Widow Malone by Charles Lever (1806–1872)
William Brown of Oregon by Joaquin (Cincinnatus Hiner) Miller (1837–1913)
Wisdom by Denis Davidov (1784–1839)
Without and Within by James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
Won the Pot—College Humor



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