Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
I dont know how to tell itbut ef such a thing could be As the angels wantin boardin, and theyd call around on me Id want to commodate emall the whole-indurin flock When the frost is on the punkin and the fodders in the shock. James Whitcomb RileyWhen the Frost is on the Punkin.
O,fruit loved of boyhood!the old days recalling, When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling! When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin, Glaring out through the dark with a candle within! When we laughed round the corn-heap, with hearts all in tune, Our chair a broad pumpkin,our lantern the moon, Telling tales of the fairy who travelled like steam In a pumpkin-shell coach, with two rats for her team! WhittierThe Pumpkin.