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  • A Little Nonsense

    From the Evening Star, November 29, 1914. By Philander Johnson.

    A little nonsense now and then
    Is relished by the best of men;
    But so is ice cream, cake and pie.
    ’Tis surely a mistake to try
    To make a meal of stuff that’s sweet,
    Avoiding simple bread and meat.
    And when a statesman is inclined
    To dish up for the public mind
    A mental bill of fare that’s made
    Of syrup, fluff and marmalade,
    The public, weary though polite,
    Complains of loss of appetite
    And turns away, with yearning fraught
    For simple, homemade food for thought.