The Burgess Nonsense Book (1901)
Frank Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)
A Memoir, with a Phase
Resembling some Equestrian Ways.
My Feet they haul me Round the House,
They Hoist me up the Stairs;
I only have to Steer them, and
They Ride me Everywheres!
The name of the original text first appeared in
The Burgess Nonsense Book Being a Complete Collection of the Humorous Masterpieces of Gelett Burgess, Esq.
(New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1901).
The first publication date is unknown.
Selected poems are out of copyright and are in public domain.
Public domain text taken from Representative Poetry Online: