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now today/elephant
Posted by: pansyiris (---.bbc.net)
Date: February 10, 2004 05:44PM

I am trying to find the entire body to two poems whose lines I remeber from High school.
The first has the line at the end of the poem, "Now today, quiscent I, and quicker as to wit, know no earthly reason why suche truth I can't admit." Would love the whole poem and author,
The second is a humorous poem and the line I remember is " Once there was an elephant who tried to use the telephant, no, no I mean an elephone who tried to use the telephone, oh no I am not certain quite that even now I've got it right?
Would like whole poem and author also.
Thanks a lot.


Re: old poems
Posted by: ilza (---.162.243.36.sao.ajato.com.br)
Date: February 10, 2004 06:05PM

the second one is :
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Eletelephony
By Laura E. Richards 1850-1943

Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant-
No! no! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone-
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I've got it right.)

Howe'er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee-
(I fear I'd better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)


Re: now today/elephant
Posted by: pansyiris (---.bbc.net)
Date: February 14, 2004 06:31PM

Dear Liza,
Thanks so much for your help. I knew I would find someone who had heard it before.




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