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Thread #94186   Message #1820433
Posted By: Ferrara
27-Aug-06 - 11:17 PM
Thread Name: Poetry: Edgar A. Guest
Subject: RE: BS: Edward A. Guest
My folks had his book "Just Folks." I loved it. It was a tiny little thing. Have no idea where it disappeared to.

Project Gutenberg has the following links on their list of "G" authors :

Guest, Edgar A. (Edgar Albert), 1881-1959

    * Wikipedia
    * A Heap O' Livin' (English)
    * Just Folks (English)
    * Making the House a Home (English)
    * Over Here (English)
    * When Day is Done (English)

One of his most famous poems, which I think was in the Just Folks books, was
It Couldn't Be Done

As I say, I liked his stuff a lot when I read it but perhaps wouldn't like it quite so well now. :-) Bill is fond of quoting another bit of doggerel about Guest:

Edgar A. Guest
Was never at his best.