"The verses sing a multitude of memories. The wonder is, in finding them all collected, how profuse and pure a genius is here displayed" (Evelyn Waugh Spectator
"What he possessed above all, as a versifier, was a remarkable technical adroitness, a ready talent for witty ideas and a gift for ironical and understated phrasemaking. He wears extremely well" (Roy Fuller Daily Telegraph
The complete comic verse of one of the wittiest poets in the English language, spanning the full range of his poetry from children's rhymes to political satire.