Quotation by Eugene Field

Love to chawnk green apples an' go swimmin' in the
lake.—
Hate to take the castor-ile they give for belly-ache!
'Most all the time, the whole year round, there ain't no flies on
me,
But jest 'fore Christmas I'm as good as I kin be!
Eugene Field (1850–1895), U.S. poet, humorist. Jest 'fore Christmas (l. 5–8). . .

One Hundred and One Famous Poems. Roy J. Cook, comp. (Rev. ed., 1958) Reilly & Lee Company; reprinted 1981 by Contemporary Books.
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