by George Engle)
"Ye have taken toll of a thousand soul in silver and snippet and share,Six lines at the end
And I have [perhaps Kipling wrote 'An I had']saved you," quo Peter, "I were saving Berkeley Square.
Ye have borrowed and filched the shadow of right that is neither saving nor sin-
Get hence, get hence, to the Lord of Wrong, for I dare not let you in."
So Tomlinson took up the flesh in his home in Berkeley SquareBackground to the story
And syne he heard the coffin head that bumped upon the stair.
He shifted the shroud about his mouth and garred the watchers scream
"I have lain," quo he, "in a drouthy trance and dreamed a murderous dream;
But whether I rise from the red fever or the redder mouth of Hell,
By God his will, for good or ill, I'll live my life mysel'."
"But I consort with long-haired thingsTomlinson is one of these, see The Long Recessional by David Gilmour (2002), pp. 92-95.
In velvet collar-rolls
Who talk about the Aims of Art
And 'theories' and 'goals',
And moo and coo with womenfolk
About their blessed souls."