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Dorothy Parker
(1893-1967) born on
Aug 22
US author, poet, journalist, humorist. She was the celebrated caustic wit of the 1920s; wrote "Enough Rope," 1926 and "The Little Hours," 1944.
Byron and Shelley and Keats
Were a trio of lyrical treats.

Authors and actors and artists and such
Never know nothing, and never know much.
This living, this living, this living
Was never a project of mine.
Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, may be prolonged to the point where it ceases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.
He lies below, correct in cypress wood,
And entertains the most exclusive worms.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Pig's-Eye View of Literature," in "Sunset Gun," 1928.
R: "Bohemia," "Sunset Gun," 1928.
A: "'Coda," in "Sunset Gun," 1928.
K: "Epitaph for a Very Rich Man."

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