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Is dandy
But liquor
Is quicker.

OGDEN NASH, Hard Lines

Is obscurity.

OGDEN NASH, "Reflection On A Wicked World"

The trouble with a kitten is
Eventually it becomes a

OGDEN NASH, "The Kitten," The Face Is Familiar

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it,
Whenever you're right, shut up.

OGDEN NASH, Marriage Lines: Notes of a Student Husband

Indoors or out, no one relaxes
In March, that month of wind and taxes,
The wind will presently disappear,
The taxes last us all the year.

OGDEN NASH, "Thar She Blows", Versus

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.

OGDEN NASH, Song of the Open Road

He who has never tasted jail Lives well within the legal pale, While he who's served a heavy sentence renews the racket, not repentance.

OGDEN NASH, I'm a Stranger Here Myself

At the very glimpse of a Jack-o'-lantern
I've got one foot on the bus to Scranton.
When Halloween next delivers the goods,
You may duck for apples--I'll duck for the woods.

OGDEN NASH, "Trick or Trek"

A family is a unit composed not only of children, but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

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