Harry Graham

(1874-1936 / Great Britain)

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Jocelyn Henry Clive 'Harry' Graham (23 December 1874 – 30 October 1936) was an English writer. He was a successful journalist and later, after distinguished military service, a leading lyricist for operettas and musical comedies, but he is now best remembered as a writer of humorous verse in the tradition of grotesquerie and black humour exemplified by the verses of W. S. Gilbert and Hilaire ... more »

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  • ''Weep not for little Leonie,
    Abducted by a French Marquis!
    Though loss of honour was a wrench,
    Just think how it's improved her French.''
    Harry Graham (1874-1936), British author, rhymester. "Compensation."
  • ''Weep not for little Leonie, Abducted by a French Marquis! Though loss of honour was a wrench, Just think how it's improved her French.''
    Harry Graham (1874-1936), British author, rhymester. "Compensation," More Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Hommes (1930).
  • ''"Your servant's cut in half; he's dead!"''
    Harry Graham (1874-1936), poet ("COL. D. STREAMER"). Mr. Jones (l. 2). . . Faber Book of Comic Verse, The. Michael Roberts and Janet Adam Smith, e...
  • ''Send me the half that's got my keys."''
    Harry Graham (1874-1936), poet ("COL. D. STREAMER"). Mr. Jones (l. 4). . . Faber Book of Comic Verse, The. Michael Roberts and Janet Adam Smith, e...
  • ''I haven't the heart to poke poor Billy.''
    Harry Graham (1874-1936), poet ("COL. D. STREAMER"). Some Ruthless Rhymes (l. 7-8). . . Norton Book of Light Verse, The. Russell Baker, ed. (1986)...
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