An Inscription On Inscriptions

THE following lines were written on seeing a farrago of rhymes that had

been scribbled with a diamond on the window of an inn:--

Ye who on windows thus prolong your shames,

And to such arrant nonsense sign your names,

The diamond quit--with me the pencil take,

So shall your shame but short duration make;

For lo, the housemaid comes, in dreadful pet,

With red right hand, and with a dishclout wet,

Dashes out all, nor leaves a wreck to tell

Who 't was that wrote so ill!--and loved so well!

An Inhospitable Irishman An Insurmountable Difficulty facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail