Algonquin Round Table c.1919 Samuels, MacArthur, Harpo Marx, Parker and Woollcott

Dorothy Parker
(*22. August 1893 Long Branch, New Jersey, Vereinigte Staaten - †7. Juni 1967 New York)
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"And I'll stay away from Verlaine too; he was always chasing Rimbauds."

"The Little Hours" in Here Lies (1939); this plays on the title of the popular song "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows"; Paul Verlaine was Arthur Rimbaud's lover.

Resumé (1926)

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.