The Purple Cow: Suite

Original Text: 
The Burgess Nonsense Book Being a Complete Collection of the Humorous Masterpieces of Gelett Burgess, Esq. (New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1901): 62-63.
CONFESSION: and a Portrait, Too,
Upon a Background that I Rue!
1Ah, Yes! I Wrote the "Purple Cow" --
2I'm Sorry, now, I Wrote it!
3But I can Tell you Anyhow,
4I'll Kill you if you Quote it!
Publication Start Year: 
1897
Publication Notes: 
The Lark 24 (April 1897), from which this title is taken
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.
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