Oliver Herford quotes- 5 of
"We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,"
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
Children, behold the Chimpanzee:
He sits on the ancestral tree
From which we sprang in ages gone.
Sudden the wee Elf
Smiled a wee smile,
Ermined and minked and Persian-lambed,
Be-puffed (be-painted, too, alas!)
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