To R. K.

As long I dwell on some stupendous
  And tremendous (Heaven defend us!)
  Monstr'-inform'-ingens-horrendous
  Demoniaco-seraphic
  Penman's latest piece of graphic.
  BROWNING.
  Will there never come a season
  Which shall rid us from the curse
  Of a prose which knows no reason
  And an unmelodious verse:
  When the world shall cease to wonder
  At the genius of an Ass,
  And a boy's eccentric blunder
  Shall not bring success to pass:
  When mankind shall be delivered
  From the clash of magazines,
  And the inkstand shall be shivered
  Into countless smithereens:
  When there stands a muzzled stripling,
  Mute, beside a muzzled bore:
  When the Rudyards cease from kipling
  And the Haggards Ride no more.

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James Kenneth Stephen

James Kenneth Stephen was an English poet, and tutor to Prince Albert Victor, eldest son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. more…

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