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Ogden Nash - The Purist

I give you now Professor Twist,
A conscientious scientist,
Trustees exclaimed, "He never bungle...

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Poet: Ogden Nash
Poem: The Purist
Poem of the Day: Feb 25 2004

Comment 2 of 2, added on February 2nd, 2007 at 3:57 PM.

Very humorous poem. I laughed, I cried. I was amazed by the insight of poor Professor Twist--even though in deep despair over the untimely demise of his wife, he still held education as his higher calling and carefully corrected and educated his ignorant guide.

Phineas Lawrence from Bulgaria
Comment 1 of 2, added on April 27th, 2006 at 12:51 AM.

So much conveyed in so few words. Great poem. I first heard it from my dad several years ago. It's now committed to memory. Pretty classy for a guy like me, whose poetry is generally limited to disgusting limericks.

Tom Heimerman from United States

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