by: Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)
- HE Goops
they lick their fingers,
- And the Goops they lick their knives;
- They spill their broth on the tablecloth--
- Oh, they lead disgusting lives!
- The Goops they talk while eating,
- And loud and fast they chew;
- And that is why I'm glad that I
- Am not a Goop--are you?
POEMS BY GELETT BURGESS
"Table Manners" is reprinted
from Goops and How To Be Them. Gelett Burgess. New York:
Frederick A. Stokes, 1900.