Tobogganning on Parnassus by Franklin Pierce AdamsTobogganning on Parnassus by Franklin Pierce Adams

Tobogganning on Parnassus

byFranklin Pierce Adams

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1913 Excerpt: ... Office Mottoes Motto heartening, inspiring, Framed above my pretty desk, Never Shelley, Keats, or Byring Penned a phrase so picturesque! But in me no inspiration Rides my low and prosy brow--All I think of is vacation When I see that lucubration: DO IT NOW When I see another sentence Framed upon a brother's wall, Resolution and repentance Do not flood o'er me at all As I read that nugatory Counsel written years ago, Only when one comes to borry Do I heed that ancient story: TELL HIM NO Entered under the Pure License of 1906. Tobogganing on Parnassus Mottoes flat and mottoes silly, Proverbs void of point or wit, "KEEPA-PLUGGIN'WHEN IT'S HILLY!" "LIFE'S A TIGER: CONQUER IT!" Office mottoes make me weary And of all the bromide bunch There is only one I seri-Ously like, and that's the cheery: GONE TO LUNCH Metaphysics A man morose and dull and sad--Go ask him why he feels so bad. Behold! He answers it is drink That put his nerves upon the blink. Another man whose smile and jest Disclose a nature of the best--What keeps his heart and spirit up? Again we learn it is the cup. The moral to this little bit Is anything you make of it. Such recondite philosophy Is far away too much for me. Heads and Tails If a single man is studious and quiet, people say He is grouchy, he is old before his time; If he's frivolous and flippant, if he treads the primrose way, Then they mark him for a wild career of crime. If a man asserts that So-and-So is beautiful or sweet, He is daffy on the proposition, Girl; If he's weary in the evening and he keeps his subway seat, He's immediately branded as a churl. If he buys a friend a rickey not for any special cause, He is captain of the lush-and-spendthrift squad; If, before he spends a million, he will think a bit and pause, There's a popu...

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Title:Tobogganning on ParnassusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217139000

ISBN - 13:9780217139007

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