If We’re Not Beauts…

I came upon the following event on my scouring of the news and blogs and whatnot. I was rather amused at the brilliance of Mr Wilson.

“Woodrow Wilson was famously fond of reading and writing limericks. When the future president was speaking to a large crowd in Jersey City in 1908, a man heckled him and shouted, “You ain’t no beaut.” Wilson responded with this limerick by Anthony Euwer:

For beauty I am not a star;
There are others handsomer, far;
But my face, I don’t mind it,
For I am behind it;
‘Tis the people in front that I jar.

The incident received so much press that the limerick is often misattributed to Wilson.”
— Source: From E. Harball, Poetry Foundation

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