The late Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as the author of the “Dr. Seuss” children’s books, was invited to give the commencement address at a college in Illinois. He began his speech on a humble note. “It seems behooven upon me,” he said, “to bring forth great words of wisdom to this graduation class as it leaves these cloistered halls to enter the outside world. My wisdom being in rather short supply, I have managed to condense everything I know into this epic poem consisting of fourteen lines.” He then proceeded to recite his “epic poem,” entitled, “My Uncle Terwilliger On The Art Of Eating Popovers”:
My uncle ordered popovers
from the restaurant’s bill of fare.
And when they were served,
he regarded them with a penetrating stare…
Then he spoke great words of wisdom as he sat them on the chair.
“To eat these things,” said my uncle,
“You must exercise great care.
You may swallow…
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