In Black & White


Title Page
Under the Hill

The Art of the Hoarding
Letters to his Critics
   Pall Mall Budget
   Daily Chronicle
   St. Paul’s
Table Talk
Lines upon Pictures
   St Rose of Lima

The Three Musicians
The Ballad of a Barber
Ave Atque Vale
The Celestial Lover
The Ivory Piece
Prospectus for Volpone

Appendix : Juvenilia
The Valiant
A Ride in an Omnibus
The Confession Album
The Courts of Love
Dante in Exile
Written in Uncertainty
The Morte Darthur

Enoch Soames

Under the Hill

St. Rose of Lima
St. Rose of Lima
Lines on Pictures

To accompany a print of the drawing of Saint Rose of Lima

There was a young lady of Lima
Whose life was as fast as a steamer.
          She played dirty tricks
          With 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…”