Gelett Burgess

(30 January 1866 – 18 September 1951 / Boston, Massachusetts)

Gelett Burgess Quotes

  • ''To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.''
    Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), U.S. humorist, illustrator. "The Sense of Humor," The Romance of the Commonplace (1916).
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The Goops

The meanest trick I ever knew
Was one I know you never do.
I saw a Goop once try to do it,
And there was nothing funny to it.
He pulled a chair from under me
As I was sitting down; but he
Was sent to bed, and rightly, too.
It was a horrid thing to do!

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