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Fragment

Franklin P. Adams 1881 (Chicago, Illinois) – 1960 (New York City, New York)



"Militis in galea nidum fecere columbæ,"--

PETRONIUS

WITH IN the soldier's helmet see
The nesting dove;
Venus and Mars, it seems to me,
In love.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Franklin P. Adams

Franklin Pierce Adams was an American columnist known as Franklin P. Adams and by his initials F. P. A.. Famed for his wit, he is best known for his newspaper column, "The Conning Tower", and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio's Information Please. A prolific writer of light verse, he was a member of the Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s and 1930s. more…

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