Carolyn Wells (June 18, 1862–March 26, 1942) was an American author and poet (born in Rahway, New Jersey, the daughter of William E. and Anna Wells.She died at the Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City in 1942.
She had been married to Hadwin Houghton, the heir of the Houghton-Mifflin publishing empire founded by Bernard Houghton. Wells also had an impressive collection of ... more »
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- A Great Lady
- The Purple Cow Parodies
- A Modern Invention
- A Dream Lesson
- A Bicycle Built For Two
- A Serious Question
- The Erratic Rat
- The Two Friends
- A Long-Felt Want
- A Valuable Gift
- Dorothy's Opinion
- Our Club
- The Two Bears
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''The true Chameleon is small,Carolyn Wells (1862-1942), U.S. poet. How to Tell the Wild Animals (l. 31-36). . . Fireside Book of Humorous Poetry, The. William Cole, ed. (1959)...
A lizard sort of thing;
He hasn't any ears at all,
And not a single wing.
If there is nothing on the tree,
'Tis the Chameleon you see.''
''If he roars at you as you're dyin'Carolyn Wells (1862-1942), U.S. poet. How to Tell the Wild Animals (l. 5-6). . . Fireside Book of Humorous Poetry, The. William Cole, ed. (1959) S...
You'll know it is the Asian Lion.''
The books we think we ought to read are poky, dull, and dry;Carolyn Wells (1870-1942), U.S. author. On Books.
The books that we would like to read we are ashamed to buy;
The books that people talk about we never can recall;
I have always hated biography, and more especially, autobiography. If biography, the writer invariably finds it necessary to plaster the subject with praises, flattery and adulation and to invest him ...Carolyn Wells (1862-1942), U.S. author. The Rest of My Life, ch. 1 (1937). Written in her own autobiography.
I view askance a book that remains undisturbed for a year. Oughtn't it to have a ticket of leave? I think I may safely say no book in my library remains unopened a year at a time, except my own works ...Carolyn Wells (1862-1942), U.S. author. The Rest of My Life, ch. 16 (1937). Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) was an English poet and, for forty-two yea...
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