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Mon Apr 03 02:02:32 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of An Alphabet of Celebrities, by Oliver Herford This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: An Alphabet of Celebrities Author: Oliver Herford Release Date: September 30, 2007 [EBook #22818] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK AN ALPHABET OF CELEBRITIES *** Produced by Janet Blenkinship and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net (This file was produced from images generously made available by The Internet Archive-American Libraries.) [Illustration] AN =A=LPHA=B=ET OF =C=ELEBRITIES Oliver Herford BOSTON SMALL, MAYNARD & COMPANY =1899= COPYRIGHT 1899 BY =SMALL, MAYNARD & COMPANY= =(INCORPORATED)= ENTERED AT STATIONERS’ HALL =THE HEINTZEMANN PRESS= BOSTON U.S.A. +--------------------------------------------------------------+ |Transcriber’s note: | | | |In this text = has been used to indicate text coloured orange.| +--------------------------------------------------------------+ Mon Apr 03 02:02:32 2017 2 An Alphabet of Celebrities =A=’s =A=lbert Edward, well meaning but flighty, Who invited King =A=rthur, the blameless and mighty, To meet =A=lcibiades and =A=phrodite. [Illustration] =B= is for =B=ernhardt, who fails to awaken Much feeling in =B=ismarck, =B=arabbas, and =B=acon. [Illustration] =C= is =C=olumbus, who tries to explain How to balance an egg--to the utter disdain Of =C=onfucius, =C=arlyle, =C=leopatra, and =C=ain. [Illustration] =D=’s for =D=iogenes, =D=arwin, and =D=ante, Who delight in the dance Of a =D=arling Bacchante. [Illustration] =E= is for =E=dison, making believe He’s invented a clever contrivance for =E=ve, Who complained that she never could laugh in her sleeve. [Illustration] =F=...





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