Who is Don Marquis?

Don Marquis

Donald Robert Perry Marquis (/ˈmɑrkwɪs/MAR-kwis; July 28, 1878, in Walnut, Illinois – June 16, 1937, in New York City) was a humorist, journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, and playwright. He is remembered best for creating the characters "Archy" and "Mehitabel", supposed authors of humorous verse.

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USS Don Marquis (IX-215)
... Career Name USS Don Marquis Builder California Shipbuilding Corporation, Los Angeles Yard number 245 Way number 1 Laid down 31 July 1943 Launched 23 August 1943 Acquired 31 May 1945 In service ... Don Marquis was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 5 June 1946 ...
Don Marquis - Books
1940 the lives and times of archy and mehitabel (omnibus) 1946 The Best of Don Marquis (omnibus) 1978 Everything's Jake (play) 1982 Selected Letters of Don Marquis (letters) Edited by William McCollum Jr ...

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    By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing.
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    If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact that we not only have feelings but insist upon having them at whatever cost to ourselves.... The quality common to all the great operatic roles, e.g., Don Giovanni, Norma, Lucia, Tristan, Isolde, Brünnhilde, is that each of them is a passionate and willful state of being. In real life they would all be bores, even Don Giovanni.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)