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I Wouldn't Have Missed It: Selected Poems of Ogden Nash Hardcover – September, 1975

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 407 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co (T); 1st edition (September 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316598305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316598309
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,481,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Abominable Snowman
Adventures Of Isabel
After The Christening
Alias And Melisande
All Quiet Along The Potomac, Except The Letter G
All, All Are Gone, The Old Familiar Quotations
Allergy In A Country Churchyard
Always Marry An April Girl
And How Keen Was The Vision Of Sir Launfal?
And So Manhattan Became An Isle Of Joy
And Three Hundred And Sixty-six In Leap Year
The Ant
Any Milleniums Today, Lady?
Are You A Snodgrass?
The Armchair Golfer, Or Whimpers Of A Shortchanged Viewer
Aside To Husbands
Ask Daddy, He Won't Know
At Christmas Only
Autres Betes, Autres Moeurs
The Back Of Mine Hand To Mine Host
Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer
The Bargain
Barmaids Are Diviner Than Mermaids
A Bas Ben Adhem
Beware Of Easter Monday
The Big Tent Under The Roof
Biological Reflection
Birdies, Don't Make Me Laugh
Birthday On The Beach
Boop-boop-adieup, Little Group
Brief Lives In Not So Brief - I
Brief Lives In Not So Brief - Ii
The Buses Headed For Scranton
But I Could Not Love Thee, Ann, So Much, Loved I Not Honore
The Camel
The Canary
Capercaillie, Ave Atque Vaillie
A Carol For Children
The Case Of Identity
The Caterpillar
A Caution To Everybody
The Centipede
Chacun A Son Berlitz
Chant At The End Of A Beginningless Summer
Children's Party
The Chipmunk
The City
A Clean Conscience Never Relaxes
The Cobra
Coefficients Of Expansion (a Guide To The Infant Season)
The Coelacanth
The Collector
Come, Come Kerouac! My Generation Is Beater Than Yours
The Common Cold
Common Sense
Complaint To Four Angels
Compliments Of A Friend
Confession To Be Traced On A Birthday Cake
Cousin Euphemia Knows Best, Or Physician, Heal Somebody Else
The Cow
Creeps And Crawls
Crossing The Border
The Cuckoo
Curl Up And Diet
Daddy's Home, See You Tomorrow
The Darkest Half-hour
Did Someone Say 'babies?'
Do You Speak Bantu?, Or Abbreviation Is The Thief Of Sanity
The Dog
The Dog Parade
A Dog's Best Friend Is His Illiteracy
Don't Cry, Darling, It's Blood All Right
Don't Even Tell Your Wife, Particularly
Don't Grin, Or You'll Have To Bear It
Don't Guess, Let Me Tell You
Dr. Fell And Points West
Dragons Are Too Seldom
A Dream Of Innocent Orgies
A Drink With Something In It
The Duck
The Eel
Eheu! Fugaces, Or What A Difference A Lot Of Days Make
Election Day Is A Holiday
The Elk
The Emmet
England Expects
The Entrapment Of John Alden
Epilogue To Mother's Day
Epistle To The Olympians
The Evening Out
Everybody Eats Too Much Anyhow
Everybody's Mind To Me A Kingdom Is
Exit, Pursued By A Bear
Experience To Let
The Facts Of Life
Family Court
Fee, Fi Ho Hum, No Wonder Baby Sucks Her Thumb
The Firefly
First Child - Second Child
First Limick
First Payment Deferred
The Fly
For A Good Dog
From An Antique Island: 1
From An Antique Island: 2
Further Reflection On Parsley
The Gander
Genealogical Reflection
The Gentleman Lady's Maid
Geographical Reflection
The Germ
The Giraffe
Glossina Morsitans, Or The Tsetse
God Bless The Gideons, Or There's Always King James Version
Golly, How Truth Will Out!
Good Riddance, But Now What?
Goody For Our Side And Your Side Too
The Gossip That Never Should Be Unloosed Is Gossip
The Grackle
Grandpa Is Ashamed
Grasshoppers Are Very Intelligent
Grin And Bear Left
The Guppy
The Hamster
Hark, Hark, The Larks Do Bite
He Didn't Dare Look
Hearts Of Gold, Or A Good Excuse Is Worse Than None
High, Low The Comedy: A Winter's Tale
The Hippopotamus
Home, 99 44/100% Sweet Home
How Can Echo Answer What Echo Cannot Hear
How Long Has This Been Going On? Oh, Quite Long
How Many Miles To Babylon?
How Now, Sirrah? Oh, Anyhow
How Pleasant To Ape Mr. Lear
How To Get Along With Yourself
How To Tell A Quail From A Partridge
The Hunter
Hush, Here They Come
Hymn To The Sun And Myself
I Always Say There's No Place Like New York In The Summer
I Can't Stop Unless You Stop
I Could Hardly Wait For The Sandman
I Didn't Go To Church Today
I Didn't Say A Word, Or Who Called That Piccolo Player ...
I Do, I Will, I Have
I Happen To Know
I Have It On Good Authority
I Never Even Suggested It
I Spy, Or The Depravity Of Privacy
I Will Arise And Go Now
I Wonder What They Brought From Ghent To Aix
I Yield To My Learned Brother
I'll Take The High Road Commission
I'm Sure She Said Six-thirty
I'm Terribly Sorry For You, But I Can't Help Laughing
If A Boder Meet A Boder, Need A Boder Cry? Yes
If Fun Is Fun, Isn't That Enough?
If He Were Alive Today, Mayhap, Mr. Morgan Would Sit
Interoffice Memorandum
Introspective Reflection
The Invitation Says From Five To Seven
Is It True What They Say About Dixie
Is There An Oculist In The House?
It Is Indeed Spinach
It Must Be The Milk
It's A Grand Parade It Will Be, Modern Design
It's Snug To Be Smug
Jack Do-good-for-nothing
The Jellyfish
The Joyous Malingerer
Judgment Day
Just Holmes And Me, And Mnemosyne Makes Three
Just Keep Quiet And Nobody Will Notice
The Kangaroo
Kind Of An Ode To Duty
Kindly Unhitch That Star, Buddy
Kipling's Vermont
The Kipper
The Kitten
A Lady Thinks She Is Thirty
The Lama
Leda's Fortunate Gaffe
Let Me Buy This One
Let's Not Climb The Washington Monument Tonight
Lines Indited With All The Depravity Of Poverty
Lines To A World-famous Poet Who Failed To Complete ... Poem
Lines To Be Embroidered On A Bib, Or, The Child Is Father
Lines To Be Muttered Through Clenched Teeth ...
The Lion
Listen ...
Little Feet
Little Pretty Penny, Let's Squander Thee
Locust-lovers, Attention!
Look For The Silver Lining
Love Under The Republicans (or Democracts) (1)
Ma, What's A Banker? Or Hush, My Child
Ma, What's A Banker? Or Hush, My Child
A Man Can't Complain, Can't He ( A Lament For Those ... )
The Manatee
Max Schling, Max Schling, Lend Me Your Green Thumb
May I Drive You Home, Mrs. Murgatroyd?
The Middle
Money Is Everything
More About People
Mr. Barcalow's Breakdown
Mr. Burgess, Meet Mr. Barmecide
Mr. Judd And His Snail, A Sorry Tale
Ms. Found Under A Serviette In A Lovely Home
The Mules
My Daddy
My Trip Daorba
Nature Knows Best
Never Mind The Overcoat, Button Up That Lip
Never Was I Born To Set Them Right
No Doctors Today, Thank You
No Trouble At All, It's Easy As Falling Off A Portable Bar
No Wonder Our Fathers Died
No, You Be A Lone Eagle
The Nonbiography Of A Nobody
Not Even For Brunch
Not George Washington's, Not Abraham Lincoln's, But Mine
Notes For The Chart In 306
Oafishness Sells Good, Like An Advertisement Should
The Octopus
Oh To Be Odd!
Old Dr. Valentine To His Son
Old Men
One From One Leaves Two
One Man's Opiate
One Third Of A Calendar
One Times One Is Eight
The Ostrich
Our Child Doesn't Know Anything, Or Thank God!
The Oyster
The Panda
The Panther
Paradise For Sale
The Parent
The Parsnip
The Party Next Door
Pediatric Reflection
Peekaboo, I Almost See You
The People Upstairs
The Perfect Husband
Period Period
The Phoenix
Piano Tuner, Untune Me That Tune
The Pig
Pipe Dreams
The Pizza
The Platypus
Please Pass The Biscuit
Political Reflection
The Porcupine
The Porpoise
Portrait Of The Artist As A Prematurely Old Man
A Posy For Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Prayer At The End Of A Rope
Preface To The Past
Pretty Halcyon Days
The Private Dining Room
The Purist
Put Back Those Whiskers, I Know You
The Python
The Quack Frown Sox Lumps Oven The
Rainy Day
Random Observations: Theatrical Reflection
Raven, Don't Stay Away From My Door - Chant For April First
Reflection On A Wicked World
Reflection On Caution
Reflection On Ingenuity
Reflection On The Fallibility Of Nemesis
Reflections On Ice-breaking
Reminiscent Reflection
The Return
The Reward
The Rhinoceros
Riding On A Railroad Train
The Romantic Age
The Rooster
Roulette Us Be Gay
Samson Agonistes
The Screen With The Face And The Voice
Seaside Serenade
Second Limick
The Second Month It's Not Itemized
The Seven Spiritual Ages Of Mrs. Marmaduke Moore
Shall We Dance: 2
The Shrew
The Shrimp
Shrinking Song
The Skink
The Slipshod Scholar Gets Around To Greece
The Smelt
The Snark Was A Boojum Was A Prawn
The Sniffle
So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much
So That's Who I Remind Me Of
Soliloquy In Circles
The Solitary Huntsman
Some Of My Best Friends Are Children
Some On In, The Senility Is Fine
Song For Ditherers
Song Of The Open Road
Song To Be Sung By The Father Of Female Infant Children
Speculative Reflection
The Spoon Ran Away With The Dish
Spring Comes To Murray Hill
The Stilly Night: A Soporific Reflection
A Stitch Too Late Is My Fate
The Strange Case Of Mr. Palliser's Palate
The Strange Case Of The Ambitious Caddy
The Strange Case Of The Loverlorn Letter Writer
A Strange Casement Of The Poetic Apothecary
Summer Serenade
The Sunset Years Of Samuel Shy
Suppose I Darken Your Door
Tableau At Twilight
The Tale Of Custard The Dragon
Tarkington, Thou Should'st Be Living In This Hour
Taste Buds, En Garde!
The Termite
The Terrible People
That Reminds Me
There'll Always Be A War Between The Sexes
There's Nothing Like Instinct, Fortunately
They Won't Believe, On New Year's Eve ...
The Third Jungle Book
This Is Going To Hurt Just A Little Bit
This Is My Own, My Native Tongue
This Was Told To Me In Confidence
Thoughts Though On An Avenue
Three Little Maids From School
Thunder Over The Nursery
Time Marches On
To A Small Boy Standing On My Shoes While I Am Wearing Them
To My Valentine
The Toucan
Trick Or Trek
The Trouble With Women Is Men
Tune For An Ill-tempered Clavichord
The Turkey
Turns In A Worm's Lane
The Turtle
Tweedledee And Tweedledom
Two And One Are A Problem
Two Dogs Have I
Two Goes Into Two Once, If You Can Get It There
Under The Floor
Unfortunately, It's The Only Game In Town
Up From The Egg: The Confessions Of A Nuthatch Avoider
Very Like A Whale
The Very Unclubbable Man
Visitors Laugh At Locksmiths, Or Hospital Doors ...
The Voluble Wheelchair
Waiting For The Birdie
The Wapiti
The Wasp
A Watched Example Never Boils
Water For The Gander
We Don't Need To Leave Yet, Do We? Or, Yes We Do
We Have Met The Sassenachs And They Are Ours
What Almost Every Woman Knows Sooner Or Later
What Do You Want, Meaningful Dialogue, Or Satisfactory Talk?
What Is Bibbidi-bobnbidi-boo In Sanskrit?
What To Do Until The Doctor Goes
What's Hecuba To Him? A One-minute Close-up
What's In A Name? Some Letter I Always Forget
What's The Matter, Haven't You Got Any Sense Of Humor?
What's The Use?
What, No Sheep!
When The Devil Was Sick Could He Prove It?
When You Say That, Smile
Where There's A Will, There's Velleity
Which The Chicken, Which The Egg?
While Homer Nodded: A Footnote To The Iliad
Who Called That Robin A Piccolo Player?
Who Did Which? Or, Who Indeed?
Who Taught Caddies How To Count?
Who'll Buy My Lingual? Or, You Pronounce Pluie, Louie
Why The Postman Has To Ring Twice
Will Consider Situation
Will You Have Your Tedium Rare Or Medium?
Winter Complaint
The Wombat
A Word About Winter
A Word On Wind
A Word To Husbands
The Wrongs Of Spring, Or No All Fools' Day Like ...
Yes And No
You And Me And P.b. Shelley
You Can Be A Repulican, I'm A Gerontocrat
You'll Drink You're Orange Juice And Like It, Comrade
You've Got To Be Mr. Pickwick If You Want To Enjoy A Picnic
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Patsy Crow King on August 29, 2013
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Although Nash is considered first as a humorist, he is very perceptive at getting to the basis of the human foibles of his day, and in reading him in the present time, we find how little human nature has changed, and how funny it still is. As he aged, his poetry turned a bit darker. As I age I can identify with this.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 31, 1998
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I have been reading this man since I was eight yrs. old. Everything he writes flows from his pen to tongue in cheek.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TexasReader on June 29, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is typical Ogden Nash. Great light-hearted poetry, but with a message (usually). Especially if you're from New England, you'll enjoy the references to New York City. You should know, however, that this book was later published under the title "Candy is Dandy." Don't do what I did, and order both, thinking the content would be different.
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