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A Bachelor's Views.
A pipe, a book, A cosy nook, A fire,--at least ...

The Ballade Of Tobacco.
When verdant youth sees life afar, And first sets ou...

"keats Took Snuff."
"Keats took snuff.... It has been established by the ...

To My Cigar.
The warmth of thy glow, Well-lighted cigar, Makes h...

Chibouque.
At Yeni-Djami, after Rhamadan, The pacha in his pala...

Motto For A Tobacco Jar.
Come! don't refuse sweet Nicotina's aid, But woo the...

My Cigar.
In spite of my physician, who is, _entre nous_, a fogy, ...

Latakia.
I. When all the panes are hung with frost, Wild wiz...

Tobacco.
The Indian weed, withered quite, Green at noon, cut do...

The Patriotic Smoker's Lament.
Tell me, shade of Walter Raleigh, Briton of the true...

Smoking Spiritualized.
The following old poem was long ascribed, on apparently...

A Poet's Pipe.
_FROM THE FRENCH OF CHARLES BAUDELAIRE._ A poet's pipe...

The Pipe Critic.
Say, pipe, let's talk of love; Canst aid me?...

My Three Loves.
When Life was all a summer day, And I was under twenty...

Ingin Summer.
Jest about the time when Fall Gits to rattlin' in th...

An Encomium On Tobacco.
Thrice happy isles that stole the world's delight, And...

The Smoker's Reverie.
(_OCTOBER._) I'm sitting at dusk 'neath the old beeche...

To An Old Pipe.
Once your smoothly polished face Nestled lightly in a ...

With Pipe And Book.
With Pipe and Book at close of day, Oh, what is sweete...

On A Broken Pipe.
Neglected now it lies, a cold clay form, So late with ...



"KEATS TOOK SNUFF."








"Keats took snuff.... It has been established by the
praise-worthy editorial research of Mr. Burton Forman."


So "Keats took snuff?" A few more years,
When we are dead and famous--eh?
Will they record our pipes and beers,
And if we smoked cigars or clay?
Or will the world cry "Quantum suff"
To tattle such as "Keats took snuff"?

Perhaps some chronicler would wish
To know what whiskey we preferred,
And if we ever dined on fish,
Or only took the joint and bird.
Such facts are quite as worthy stuff,
Good chronicler, as "Keats took snuff."

You answer: "But, if you were Keats--"
Tut! never mind your buts and ifs,
Of little men record their meats,
Their drinks, their troubles, and their tiffs,
Of the great dead there's gold enough
To spare us such as "Keats took snuff."

Well, go your ways, you little folk,
Who polish up the great folk's lives;
Record the follies that they spoke,
And paint their squabbles with their wives.
Somewhere, if ever ghosts be gruff,
I trust some Keats will "give you snuff."

_The Globe_, London.





Next: THE BALLAD OF THE PIPE.

Previous: THE DISCOVERY OF TOBACCO.



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