Richard Armour, the prolific poet, satirist and teacher who delighted generations with thousands of pieces of whimsical light verse, died Tuesday in Los Angeles of Parkinson's disease. He was 82. Armour, born in the waterfront San Pedro section of Los Angeles, led a double life as a Scripps College professor and popular author. He once said he wore two costumes: the cap and gown of the academician and the cap and bells of a clown. He was famed for such delightful doggerel as:

Shake and shake

The catsup bottle,

None will come,

And then a lot'll