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

To R. C. B.  (1891) 

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

Optime lectorum, necnon praeclare poeta,
Hos vacuos versus scripsit arnica manus:
Musa mea est, fateor, laudum vix digna tuarum,
Sed mea digna tuae laudis amicitia est.

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