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A Phenomenal Fauna

Auhtor: Carolyn Wells

Language: english

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Review by Michael Gallagher, July 2005


Rating: (***)
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Summary of the Book 'A Phenomenal Fauna':

Carolyn Wells (June 18 1862-March 26 1942) was an American author and poet (born in Rahway New Jersey the daughter of William E. and Anna Wells. She died at the Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City in 1942. She had been married to Hadwin Houghton the heir of the Houghton-Mifflin publishing empire founded by Bernard Houghton. Wells also had an impressive collection of volumes of poetry by others. She bequeathed her collection of Walt Whitman poetry said to be one of the most important of its kind for its completeness and rarity to the Library of Congress.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Phenomenal Fauna':


... THE REG'LAR LARK The Reg'lar Lark's a very gay old Bird At sunrise often may his voice be heard As jauntily he wends his homeward ...
... [Illustration] THE POPPYCOCK The Poppycock's a fowl of English breed, And therefore many think him fine indeed. Credulous people's ...
... nest up in a tree To this strange dwelling-place he cleaves Because he is so fond of leaves. 'Twas his ancestral cow, I trow, Jumped o'er ...
... [Illustration] THE FEATHER BOA This animal of which I speak Is a most curious sort of freak. Though Serpent would ...
... Tails is not very nice,- No good at all at catching rats and mice She eats no fish, though living on the sea, And no one's friend or pet she seems ...
... but been the kind Miss Muffet saw 'Twould not have filled the maiden with such awe. [Illustration] THE BOOKWORM The ...
... Time Flies. [Illustration] THE APPLE BEE In country villages is found The Apple Bee with buzzing sound. And when our ...
... though,-and that Is when it's aimed at some stray neighboring Cat. [Illustration] THE COMMON SWALLOW The Common Swallow ...
... of to-day. [Illustration] THE JAIL-BIRD This is a Jail-bird. Isn't it a shame To keep him in a cage and try to tame ...
... pack. The day's work over, 'tis a pleasant sight To find them waiting by the fire at night. [Illustration] THE MACKEREL KIT ...
... bird, of course, Yet he possesses wondrous force. A bird of burden he must be, He lifts and pulls so mightily. And sometimes he will grasp his ...
... the deuce to pay! [Illustration] THE BATTERING RAM This is the Battering Ram, a fearful beast, I think he weighs a ...
... THE SHUTTLECOCK The Shuttlecock's a handsome fowl to see, His feathers grow straight upward like a tree. He cannot crow, but oftentimes ...
... poached. 'Tis sometimes mild, again 'tis strong and hearty, It may be found at many a gay stag-party. No branching antlers this strange beast ...
... the breed. [Illustration] THE WATCH DOG This useful animal we keep To guard our treasure while we sleep. ...
... stock jokes it is oft averred The Irish Bull is best of all the heard. He has no points, he has no head or tail, But many a jovial party he'll regale. ...
... of winter, (more's the pity), A flock of jays will migrate to the city. [Illustration] FOREBEARS Misled by certain signs ...
... SeacoteCarolyn Wells (June 18, 1862-March 26, 1942) was an American author and poet (born in Rahway, New Jersey, the daughter of William E. and Anna ...
... written by Australian novelist Peter Carey. It was published in 2001 and is subtitled A Wildly Distorted Account. Superficially a piece of travel ...
... of William E. and Anna Wells. She died at the Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City in 1942. She had been married to Hadwin Houghton, the heir ...