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Impertinent Poems   By: (1866-1932)

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Impertinent Poems


Edmund Vance Cooke

Author of

"Chronicles of the Little Tot" "Told to the Little Tot" "Rimes to Be Read" Etc.

With Illustrations by

Gordon Ross

Death comes with a crawl, or comes with a pounce, And whether he's slow, or spry, It isn't the fact that you're dead that counts But only how did you die?

New York Dodge Publishing Company 220 East 23rd Street

Copyright, 1903, by Edmund Vance Cooke

Copyright, 1907, by Dodge Publishing Company


Anticipating the intelligent critic of "Impertinent Poems," it may well be remarked that the chief impertinence is in calling them poems. Be that as it may, the editors and publishers of "The Saturday Evening Post," "Success" and "Ainslee's," and, in a lesser degree, "Metropolitan," "Independent," "Booklovers'" and "New York Herald" share with the author the reproach of first promoting their publicity. That they are now willing to further reduce their share of the burden by dividing it with the present publishers entitles them to the thanks of the author and the gratitude of the book buying public.

E. V. C.




Are You You? 59

Better 83

Between Two Thieves 71

Blood is Red 33

Bubble Flies, The 61

Choice, The 68

Conscience Pianissimo 47

Conservative, The 40

Critics, The 89

Dead Men's Dust 11

Desire 99

Diagnosis 35

Dilettant, The 38

Distance and Disenchantment 77

Don't Take Your Troubles to Bed 22

Don't You? 16

Eternal Everyday, The 21

Failure 23

Familiarity Breeds Contempt 95

Family Resemblance 79

First Person Singular, The 66

Forget What the Other Man Hath 85

Get Next 57

Good 24

Grill, The 30

How Did You Die? 103

Humbler Heroes 45

Hush 41

In Nineteen Hundred and Now 14

Island, The 43

Let's Be Glad We're Living 26

Move 55

Need 81

Pass 51

Plug 92

Price, The 60

Publicity 53

Qualified 63

Saving Clause, The 70

Song of Rest, A 97

Spectator, The 73

Spread Out 37

Squealer, The 75

Success 28

There Is, Oh, So Much 101

Vision, The 32

What Are You Doing? 65

What Sort Are You? 87

Whet, The 86

World Runs On, The 49

You Too 18



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