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Rub�iy�t of a Motor Car (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Rub�iy�t of a Motor Car

Come, fill the Tank, adjust the Valve and Spring, Your Automobile Garments 'round you Fling; The Bird Of Time wants But to get away.

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Paperback, 90 pages
Published March 8th 2018 by Forgotten Books
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Debbie Zapata
Nov 26, 2016 rated it liked it
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The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam inspired many imitations. I have read rubaiyats featuring a Persian Kitten, a Huffy Husband, and now a Motor Car. Written in 1906 when cars were much different than they are today, this short poem celebrates the 'joys' of the automobile.

I like the dedication: To the crank that makes the machine go. Now that could mean the actual crank a driver used to have to turn to get the car started, or it could mean the turner of the crank, depending on the author's (or reader'
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Carolyn Wells was a prolific writer for over 40 years and was especially noted for her humor, and she was a frequent contributor of nonsense verse and whimsical pieces to such little magazines as Gelett Burgess' The Lark, the Chap Book, the Yellow Book, and the Philistine.

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