Poem by a Perfectly Furious Academician

Original Text: 
Wit and Humour (Poems from "Punch") (London: Bradbury, Agnew, 1875): 70. Cambridge University Library XXVII.80.31
2Hears no complaints,
3And sells before I'm dry;
4Till savage Ruskin
5He sticks his tusk in,
6Then nobody will buy.

Notes

1] "N.B. -- Confound Ruskin; only that won't come into the poetry -- but it's true." (Poet's note.) Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1856
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2002
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