Augustin S. Macdonald, comp. A Collection of Verse by California Poets. 1914.

By E. F. Green


PRETTY Jennie came to me,

Anxious, seeking information.

“Show me, Richard, will you please,

What is meant by osculation?”

What could mortal man as I

Do in such a situation,

Father, Mother, no one by;

Liberal views, a strong temptation?

Jennie is my cousin, too.

So, to please my young relation—

“Oh, you horrid thing, there now,

I referred to occultation.”