Who is Oliver Herford

Oliver Herford (2 December 1860 – 5 July 1935) was an Anglo-American writer, artist, and illustrator.

He was born in Sheffield, England on 2 December 1860 to Rev. Brooke Herford and Hannah Hankinson Herford. Oliver's father, Brooke, was a Unitarian minister who moved the family to Chicago in 1876 and to Boston in 1882. Oliver attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio from 1877 to 1879. Later he studied art at the Slade School in London and the Académie Julien in Paris. Afterward, he moved to New York, where he lived until his death. He has been called "The American Oscar Wilde". As a frequent contributor to The Mentor, Life, and Ladies' Home Journal, he sometimes signed his artwork as "O Herford". In 1906 he wrote and illustrated the Little Book of Bores. He also wrot...
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Oliver Herford Poems

  • Ignace Jan Paderewski
    When Paderewski is forgot,
    Our children's children, like as not,
    Will worship in the Hall of Fame,
    Some great piano-maker's name....
  • Peter Dunne
    By the Harp

    "Shpeaking of Harps, sure me frind Pete
    Has got the Harp of Tara beat," ...
  • The Salamander
    The Salamander made his bed
    Among the glowing embers red.
    A Fiery Furnace, to his mind,
    Hygiene and Luxury combined. ...
  • A Whale
    THE con-sci-en-tious art-ist tries
    On-ly to draw what meets his eyes.
    This is the Whale; he seems to be
    A spout of wa-ter in the sea. ...
  • The Chimera
    You'd think a lion or a snake
    Were quite enough one's nerves to shake;
    But in this classic beast we find
    A lion and a snake combined, ...
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Good 16 Play 13 Long 11 Human 11 Great 10 Head 8 Never 7 Kitten 7 Hear 7 Soul 6


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Sayakanagai: a man is known by the silence he keeps. -oliver herford
Raspiarduino: actresses will happen in the best regulated families. -- addison mizner and oliver herford, "the entirely new cynic's calendar", 1905
1gre_bot: a woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: she changes it more often. - oliver herford
Hm6952367: “a woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s: she changes it more often.”~ oliver herford
Aiahmaadnalah: “a woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s: she changes it more often.”~ oliver herford
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