OT: Does anyone know this poem?

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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Pat P
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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Cheryl Isaak
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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Donna
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?m 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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Pat P
Not a problem. My family was amused when I recited it at dinner last night.
Donna in Virginia
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Donna

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