Lapsus Calami (Apr 1891)/Lines written at "Private"

Lapsus Calami by J.K.S.
Lines written at "Private"

First published in Out of School at Eton and later included in the first two editions of Lapsus Calami. It was dropped from the third edition and never reinstated.

Lines written at "Private."

It's very dull no doubt
Hearing Whalley prate,
Dull to hear Kenealy spout
When he grows irate,
Dull to be harangued about
Nuns by Newdegate.
Very dull is all of this,
Very dull and dry,
But it is surpassed, I wis,
Most completely by
"Caii Julii Caesaris

Out of School at Eton.