Lines on Pictures
St. Rose of Lima
To accompany a print of the drawing of Saint Rose
There was a young lady of Lima
Whose life was as fast as a steamer.
played dirty tricks
a large crucifix
Till the spunk trickled right down her femur.
¶ 1896. In a letter to Leonard Smithers, written
from Boscombe on 31st December 1896, Beardsley, no doubt facetiously,
informed his publisher that a lady has just written to ask
me if I would be kind enough to send her a copy of verses upon any
of my pictures. Whereupon I wired the following chaste thing