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Frederic Ogden Nash
Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 May 19, 1971) was an American poet best known for writing pithy and funny light verse. Ogden Nash was born in Rye, New York. His father owned and operated an import-export company, and because of business obligations, the family relocated often. After graduating from St. George's School (Middletown, Rhode Island), Nash entered Harvard University in 1920, only to drop out a year later. He returned to St. George's to teach for a year and left to work his way through a series of other jobs, eventually landing a position as an editor at Doubleday publishing house, where he first began to write poetry.

the lama
 
 
The one-l lama,
He's a priest.
The two-l llama,
He's a beast.
And I will bet... [read poem]
the major general's song
 
 
SONG--MAJOR-GENERAL

I am the very model of a modern Major-General,
... [read poem]
portrait of the artist as a prematurely old man
 
 
It is common knowledge to every schoolboy and even every Bachelor of Arts,
That all sin is divi... [read poem]
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