The Baltimore Literary Heritage Project Spring Comes to Baltimore W ell, well, well, so this is summer, isn't that mirabile dictu,*
And these are the days when whatever you sit down on you stick to. *wonderful to relate Although born in Rye, NY, and buried in Little Boar's Head, NH, where the family summered, Ogden Nash thought of Baltimore as home. He moved here in 1934, three years after marrying a Baltimore girl, Frances Leonard, and lived here most of the rest of his life. (When he returned to Baltimore after having moved to New York for a brief time, he wrote, "I could not love New York. Had I not loved Balti-more.") orange being one of the few words in the language, along with silver and pilgrim The Cobra T his creature fills its mouth with venom
And walks upon its duodenum.
He who attempts to tease the cobra
Is soon a sadder he, and sobra. In addition to poetry, Nash wrote lyrics for musicals, the most famous being One Touch of Venus , with music by Kurt Weill (of "Mack the Knife" fame) and book by S.J. Perelman (who earlier wrote Monkey Business and Horse Feathers for the Marx Bros.). He also wrote lyrics for an ABC-TV production of