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Gelett Burgess (1866 - 1951)
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Burgess, Gelett

b. Jan. 30, 1866, Boston, Mass., U.S.
d. Sept. 17, 1951, Carmel, Calif.

in full FRANK GELETT BURGESS, American humorist and illustrator, best known
for a single, early, whimsical quatrain: [The Purple Cow]

Burgess was educated as an engineer and worked briefly for a railroad in
that capacity. Between 1891 and 1894 he taught topographical drawing at the
University of California. In 1895 Burgess became the founding editor of
Lark, a humour magazine, and in 1897 he b..
Some of Gelett Burgess Poems
Quote from Author
If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead.
- Gelett Burgess
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