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David Law Proudfit

David Law Proudfit (October 27, 1842February 23, 1897) was an American poet and lithographer, who also wrote under the pseudonym Peleg Arkwright.

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  • A man sat on a rock and sought
    Refreshment from his thumb;
    A dinotherium wandered by
    And scared him some.
    His name was Smith. The kind of rock
    He sat upon was shale.
    One feature quite distinguished him—
    He had a tail.
  • Prehistoric Smith, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Nature abhors imperfect work
    And on it lays her ban;
    And all creation must despise
    A tailless man.
  • Prehistoric Smith, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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