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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume IX. Tragedy: Humor.  1904.
 
Humorous Poems: III. Parodies: Imitations
Sneezing
Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)
 
WHAT a moment, what a doubt!
All my nose is inside out,—
All my thrilling, tickling caustic,
Pyramid rhinocerostic,
  Wants to sneeze and cannot do it!        5
How it yearns me, thrills me, stings me,
How with rapturous torment wrings me!
  Now says, “Sneeze, you fool,—get through it.”
Shee—shee—oh! ’t is most del-ishi—
Ishi—ishi—most del-ishi!        10
(Hang it, I shall sneeze till spring!)
Snuff is a delicious thing.
 
 
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