Lapsus Calami (Aug 1891)/To B. C.

To B. C.  (1891) 

First published in "From Three Fly Leaves" in the third edition of Lapsus Calami, "To B. C." is dated June 1891.

J'espère bien vous trouver toute prête
À recevoir mes Lapsus Calami;
Si ce n'est pas l'ouvrage d'un poète
Prenez au moins l'hommage d'un ami.


I hope to find you quite ready
To receive my Lapsus Calami;
If this is not the work of a poet
At least take it as the homage of a friend.

[Note: This translation is not part of the original work, but is placed here for the convenience of Wikisource readers.]


This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.