Once a Week (magazine)/Series 1/Volume 5/A definition

A DEFINITION.

 

She asked the Professor: he shook his white head,
And tried very hard to be firm;
“An Album is not much in my way,” he said:
“Pray, madam, define me the term.”

She smiled on his spectacles: quite shut him up
With a smile that all argument ends:
“Why, Doctor, I thought you’d been better brought up.
An Album’s a handbook of Friends.”

H. M. Moule.