OT: Does anyone know this poem?

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Watching a tv chat show made us think of that poem that starts something
like:-

"I can`t abide the human race,
I cannot stand it`s silly face!"

I Googled it, but can`t have got the first line entirely right, as Google
has never let me down before!

PLEASE does anyone know it or where to find it?  It`s driving us nuts.

Pat
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Re: OT: Does anyone know this poem?
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Not sure, but it sounds almost like Dr Seuss to me

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Re: OT: Does anyone know this poem?
On 6/30/08 7:11 AM, in article g4af54$jsl$ snipped-for-privacy@aioe.org, "Magic Mood Jeep ©"

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I was thinking Ogden Nash myself, but couldn't find it on line.  Almost
sounds like a line from a Marx Brothers movie too.


Cheryl



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By googling "human race silly face" I found this:

I wish I loved the Human Race;
I wish I loved its silly face;
I wish I liked the way it walks;
I wish I liked the way it talks;
And when I=92m introduced to one,
I wish I thought "What Jolly Fun!"


--Walter Raleigh (1861-1922)
English lecturer and critic,
from "Wishes of an Elderly Man: wished at a garden party" 1914

Then I found it in my edition of Bartlett's quotations.

Donna in Virginia


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By googling "human race silly face" I found this:

I wish I loved the Human Race;
I wish I loved its silly face;
I wish I liked the way it walks;
I wish I liked the way it talks;
And when Iím introduced to one,
I wish I thought "What Jolly Fun!"


--Walter Raleigh (1861-1922)
English lecturer and critic,
from "Wishes of an Elderly Man: wished at a garden party" 1914

Then I found it in my edition of Bartlett's quotations.

Donna in Virginia

Bless you, Donna - that`s it!  No wonder it wouldn`t come up on Google for
me!

Actually, I`d thought Ogden Nash, like Cheryl.

Look out for low flying ladybirds, Cheryl!

Pat



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Not a problem. My family was amused when I recited it at dinner last
night.

Donna in Virginia

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