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Thread #10073 Message #3653911
Posted By: Jim Dixon
25-Aug-14 - 01:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: a poem called 'Mr. Nobody'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a poem called 'Mr. Nobody'
The poem "Mr. Nobody" is also in The Child's Speaker edited by Charles Northend (New York and Chicago: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1870), page 45.
The words are nearly identical to those I posted above, except that it uses the spelling "Mr. Nobody" rather than "Mr. No-bod-ee."
No author is named.
I think the attribution to Elizabeth Prentiss is likely correct.