To Mrs Tavenor Perry

    Who is the Public I write for?
        Men 'neath an Indian sky
    Cynical, seedy and dry,
        Are these then the people I write for?
            No, not I.

    How should they know whom I write for
        Papers that Praise me or scoff?—
    More than six thousand miles off
       Lives the dear Public I write for,
            Under an English sky.

    Will she look at the rhymes I have written?
        Send me a long letter back,
    Telling in plain white and black
        All that she thinks of the rhymes I have written?
            Let her reply . 

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