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Poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes


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The Reverend Henry Beecher
Called a hen a most elegant creature.
    The hen, pleased with that,
    Laid an egg in his hat Ц
And thus did the hen reward Beecher.



Oliver Wendell Holmes


Oliver Wendell Holmes's other poems:
  1. The Cambridge Churchyard
  2. A Poem for the Meeting of the American Medical Association at New York, May 5, 1853
  3. The Treadmill Song
  4. The September Gale
  5. The Island Hunting-Song


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