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Confessions of a Caricaturist   By: (1863-1935)

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Confessions of a Caricaturist

By

Oliver Herford

New York · Charles Scribner's Sons

1917

Copyright, 1917, by Charles Scribner's Sons

Published September, 1917

TO WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS

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Contents

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William Dean Howells 3

Napoleon 4

Dante 6

Theodore Roosevelt 8

Rudyard Kipling 10

Ignace Jan Paderewski 12

Daniel Frohman 14

Charles W. Eliot 16

J. Pierpont Morgan 18

Gilbert K. Chesterton 20

Guglielmo Marconi 22

George Bernard Shaw 24

Brander Matthews 26

John S. Sargent 28

Arnold Bennett 30

Shakespeare 32

William Howard Taft 34

G. K. Chesterton 36

David Belasco 38

Henrik Ibsen 40

J. Forbes Robertson 42

John Drew 44

Israel Zangwill 46

George Bernard Shaw 48

Peter Dunne 50

Saint Paul 52

John D. Rockefeller 54

Hiram Maxim 56

George Ade 58

Christopher Columbus 60

F. W. Hohenzollern 62

Hafiz 65

Confessions of a Caricaturist

William Dean Howells

Not squirrels in the park alone His love and winter kindness own. When Literary Fledglings try Their wings, in first attempt to fly, They flutter down to Franklin Square, Where Howells in his "Easy Chair" Like good Saint Francis scatters crumbs Of Hope, to each small bird that comes. And since Bread, cast upon the main, Must to the giver come again, I tender now, long overtime, This humble Crumb of grateful rhyme.

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Napoleon

I like to draw Napoleon best Because one hand is in his vest, The other hand behind his back. (For drawing hands I have no knack.)

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Dante

If you should ask me, whether Dante Drank Benedictine or Chianti, I should reply, "I cannot say, But I can draw him either way."

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Theodore Roosevelt

The ways of Providence are odd. If THEODORE means "The Gift of God," Let us give thanks, at any rate, The Gift was not a duplicate.

Aside (To T. R)

Dear Theodore, should it give you pain To read this Rhyme, let me explain. If we 'exchanged' you, where on Earth Could we find one of Equal worth?

O. H.

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Rudyard Kipling

I seem to see a Shining One, With eyes that gleam, now fierce, now tender, Through Goggles that reflect the Sun "With more than Oriental Splendor"; I see him sitting on a chest Heavy with padlocks, bolts, and cording, Where Untold Treasures hidden rest, Treasures of Untold Yarns he's hoarding. Oh, Rudyard, please unlock that chest! With hope deferred we're growing hoary; Or was it all an empty jest Your saying, " That's another story "?

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Ignace Jan Paderewski

When Paderewski is forgot, Our children's children, like as not, Will worship in the Hall of Fame, Some great piano maker's name.

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Daniel Frohman

I love to picture Daniel Frohman In costume of a noble Roman. For Dan has just the style of hair, That Julius Cæsar used to wear.

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Charles W. Eliot

And now comes Dr. Eliot stating That Hell won't bear investigating. It looks like Charlie's out to bust The Great Hell Fire Insurance Trust.

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J. Pierpont Morgan

In Rome, when Morgan came to town, They nailed the Colosseum down... Continue reading book >>




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