Of F. W. H. M.: 1. To One that Smokes

Original Text: 
J. K. Stephen, Lapsus Calami, new edn. (Cambridge: Macmillan and Bowes, 1891). PR 5473 S4L3 1891 Robarts Library.
1Spare us the hint of slightest desecration,
2    Spotless preserve us an untainted shrine;
3Not for thy sake, oh goddess of creation,
4    Not for thy sake, oh woman, but for mine.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.