"Alone"

Original Text: 
Ambrose Bierce, The Cynic's Word Book (New York: Doubleday, 1906), p. 11. Republished as The Devil's Dictionary (New York: Dover, 1958). PS 1097 D4 1958 Robarts Library.
Alone, adj. In bad company.
2By spark and flame, the thought reveal
3That he the metal, she the stone,
4Had cherished secretly alone.
Booley Fito.

Notes

1] Bierce burlesques lexicographers who illustrate definitions with quotations, here from his pseudonym "Booley Fito." Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1906
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.
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