Laundered Limericks Author:various Because new good limericks are prized but few are found, we are proud to offer the present collection. Most of these verses are new, and all, we hope, are good. — The reader should be warned, that although many of these limericks are laundered and thus printable, there are many that are still not entirely clean. So please keep them away from chil... more »dren! We were tempted -- now that four-letter words are being printed so freely -- to include many a gay verse that depended on such words for their rhymes; but on the oldfashion theory that a book should not read like a public comfort station, we have restrained ourselves. There are a few vulgarities here, but no obscenities. The book is thus somewhat purer than the average new novel.
The present collection is a sort of sequel to our World Best Limericks, Little Limerick Book, and our larger volume, Peter Pauper's Limerick Book. The present limericks do not appear in any of these previous books.
We are indebted to a number of contributors who have sent us original verses and verses previously unknown to us. We thank our collaborators, and beg their indulgence for having in so many cases altered or rewritten their contributions.« less