Dreams and Gibes (Classic Reprint)

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The Mislabeled Menagerie

I took a trip to the menagerie
To see the bear, opossum, kangaroo,
Rhinoceros and elephant, and all
My other friends whom oft I'd wondered at
Behind their bars. They're fascinating things
To gaze upon - each seems a perfect symbol
Incarnate of human virtue or of vice
Or oftenest of mirth-compelling foible.
That's why I look at them as medicine.
Just think your social-climbing friend
Who leaves you in the lurch as nimbly he jumps
From eminence to eminence until
He loses sight of you down in the valley,
Just think him carcassed in a kangaroo -
Are you revenged or not? and would you change
With him? That's why I think zoology
Is worth one's serious while - it soothes the nerves.

Hold on, I'm getting off the track; I started
To tell you how I went to see my friends
Of the menagerie. And first the bear
I visited, but in his den, if den
You'd call it, I beheld a monkey frisk
And scamper round as though the label, Ursus,
Were meant for him, so much at home he seemed.
I moved on to the ostrich cage and saw
A camel gravely chew the cud and squint
At me as though to say, "Too bad, my friend,
About that ostrich label. Were he you,
He'd stick his head in the sand, thus deftly
Annihilate the label, and his peace
Of ostrich mind regain." An Orient look
Of wisdom spread along the camel's face.

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Edward Sapir (1884-1930) taught at the University of Chicago and Yale University.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from Dreams and Gibes The Mislabeled Menagerie I took a trip to the menagerie To see the bear, opossum, kangaroo, Rhinoceros and elephant, and all My other friends whom oft I d wondered at Behind their bars. They re fascinating things To gaze upon - each seems a perfect symbol Incarnate of human virtue or of vice Or oftenest of mirth-compelling foible. That s why I look at them as medicine. Just think your social-climbing friend Who leaves you in the lurch as nimbly he jumps From eminence to eminence until He loses sight of you down in the valley, Just think him carcassed in a kangaroo - Are you revenged or not? and would you change With him? That s why I think zoology Is worth one s serious while - it soothes the nerves. Hold on, I m getting off the track; I started To tell you how I went to see my friends Of the menagerie. And first the bear I visited, but in his den, if den You d call it, I beheld a monkey frisk And scamper round as though the label, Ursus, Were meant for him, so much at home he seemed. I moved on to the ostrich cage and saw A camel gravely chew the cud and squint At me as though to say, Too bad, my friend, About that ostrich label. Were he you, He d stick his head in the sand, thus deftly Annihilate the label, and his peace Of ostrich mind regain. An Orient look Of wisdom spread along the camel s face. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781330102138

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from Dreams and Gibes The Mislabeled Menagerie I took a trip to the menagerie To see the bear, opossum, kangaroo, Rhinoceros and elephant, and all My other friends whom oft I d wondered at Behind their bars. They re fascinating things To gaze upon - each seems a perfect symbol Incarnate of human virtue or of vice Or oftenest of mirth-compelling foible. That s why I look at them as medicine. Just think your social-climbing friend Who leaves you in the lurch as nimbly he jumps From eminence to eminence until He loses sight of you down in the valley, Just think him carcassed in a kangaroo - Are you revenged or not? and would you change With him? That s why I think zoology Is worth one s serious while - it soothes the nerves. Hold on, I m getting off the track; I started To tell you how I went to see my friends Of the menagerie. And first the bear I visited, but in his den, if den You d call it, I beheld a monkey frisk And scamper round as though the label, Ursus, Were meant for him, so much at home he seemed. I moved on to the ostrich cage and saw A camel gravely chew the cud and squint At me as though to say, Too bad, my friend, About that ostrich label. Were he you, He d stick his head in the sand, thus deftly Annihilate the label, and his peace Of ostrich mind regain. An Orient look Of wisdom spread along the camel s face. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781330102138

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Excerpt from Dreams and Gibes The Mislabeled Menagerie I took a trip to the menagerie To see the bear, opossum, kangaroo, Rhinoceros and elephant, and all My other friends whom oft I d wondered at Behind their bars. They re fascinating things To gaze upon - each seems a perfect symbol Incarnate of human virtue or of vice Or oftenest of mirth-compelling foible. That s why I look at them as medicine. Just think your social-climbing friend Who leaves you in the lurch as nimbly he jumps From eminence to eminence until He loses sight of you down in the valley, Just think him carcassed in a kangaroo - Are you revenged or not? and would you change With him? That s why I think zoology Is worth one s serious while - it soothes the nerves. Hold on, I m getting off the track; I started To tell you how I went to see my friends Of the menagerie. And first the bear I visited, but in his den, if den You d call it, I beheld a monkey frisk And scamper round as though the label, Ursus, Were meant for him, so much at home he seemed. I moved on to the ostrich cage and saw A camel gravely chew the cud and squint At me as though to say, Too bad, my friend, About that ostrich label. Were he you, He d stick his head in the sand, thus deftly Annihilate the label, and his peace Of ostrich mind regain. An Orient look Of wisdom spread along the camel s face. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # LIE9781330102138

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