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" IF all the trees in all the woods were men ; And each and every blade of grass a pen ; If every leaf on every shrub and tree Turned to a sheet of foolscap ; every sea Were changed to ink, and all earth's living tribes Had nothing else to do but act as... "
Texas State Journal of Medicine - Page 32
1919
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The Medical Age, Volume 8

Medicine - 1890
...his little chat "Over the Teacaps," in the March Atlantic Monthly, as follows: CACOETHE8 9CRIBENDI . If all the trees In all the woods were men. And each...every shrub and tree Turned to a sheet of foolscap; ever}' sea Were changed to Ink, and all earth's living tribes Had nothing else to do but act as scribes,...
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Over the teacups, by the author of The autocrat of the breakfast table [O.W ...

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1891 - 319 pages
...I can assure you they are very curious. The following verses were found in the urn, or sugar-bowl. CACOETHES SCRIBENDI. If all the trees in all the woods...do but act as scribes, And for ten thousand ages, clay and night, The human race should write, and write, and write, Till all the pens and paper were...
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The Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes: Poetical works

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1891
...Through their ripening days have run, And the bond, a beggar now, Seeks investment anyhow, Anywhere I CACOETHES SCRIBENDI IF all the trees in all the woods...earth's living tribes Had nothing else to do but act as scribeSj And for ten thousand ages, day and night, The human race should write, and write, and write,...
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Over the Teacups

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1891 - 319 pages
...I can assure you they are very curious. The following verses were found in the urn, or sugar-bowl. CACOETHES SCRIBENDI. If all the trees in all the woods were men, Arid each and every blade of grass a pen ; If every leaf on every shrub and tree Turned to a sheet...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes - American poetry - 1895 - 352 pages
...Through their ripening days have run, And the bond, a beggar now, Seeks investment anyhow, Anywhere ! CACOETHES SCRIBENDI IF all the trees in all the woods...every shrub and tree Turned to a sheet of foolscap ; evenr sea Were changed to ink, and all earth's living tribes Had nothing else to do but act as scribes....
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An American Anthology, 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor's ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - American poetry - 1900 - 878 pages
...And live untroubled by woe,s and fears Through a second youth of a hundred years. CACOETHES SCRIUENDI IF all the trees in all the woods were men; And each...And for ten thousand ages, day and night, The human nice should write, and write, and write, Till all the pens and paper were used up, And the huge inkstand...
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Recreations of an Anthologist

Brander Matthews - American literature - 1904 - 228 pages
...within the, definition. This is the amusing example of fanciful imagination which he chose to call 'Cacoethes Scribendi' : If all the trees in all the...foolscap ; every sea Were changed to ink, and all the earth's living tribes Had nothing else to do but act as scribes, And for ten thousand ages, day...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes - American poetry - 1917 - 426 pages
...Through their ripening days have run, And the bond, a beggar now, Seeks investment anyhow, Anywhere I CACOETHES SCRIBENDI. IF all the trees in all the woods...changed to ink, and all earth's living tribes Had nothiug else to do bnt act as scribes, And for ten thousand ages, day and night, The human race should...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 53

American literature - 1884
...life must have been an editor, sends us the following neat Motto for the Waste-Basket : — If all (he trees in all the woods were men, And each and every...earth's living tribes Had nothing else to do but act a? scribes, And for ten thousand ages, day and night, The human race should write, aud write, and write,...
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Over the Teacups

Oliver Wendell Holmes - Literary Collections - 2007 - 338 pages
...they are very curious. The following verses were found in the urn, or sugar-bowl. CACOETHES SCBIBENDI. If all the trees in all the woods were men, And each...for ten thousand ages, day and night, The human race should'write, and write, and write, Till all the pens and paper were used up, And the huge inkstand...
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