The Spike: or, Victoria College Review 1912
Last Lines Discovered in the Note Book of One Found Dead in the Victoria College Library
Last Lines Discovered in the Note Book of One Found Dead in the Victoria College Library.
Ah, Woe is me! unutterable Woe!
I have attended Lectures, and I know
That vile, relentless torment of the damned—
Victoria College! where the Students go.
Garrow I knew, and Law of divers sorts
I studied once, and I have played at Orts
And Crosses, and by many subtle shifts
Have whiled way the lagging hour of Torts.
Zedlitz was there, inspiring, god-like, grand!
Zedlitz I hated—he deceived me, and
The time will come when all men realize
That Von is very hard to understand;
Mackenzie too, Gigantic Pachyderm!
With whom men sigh and sleep, and waking squirm:
I learned the loves of Shelley and Carlyle,
And nothing more, in over half a term;
And other ills it boots not to rehearse,
All just incentives of a righteous curse:
Hunter is bad, and Picken Very Bad—
But parsons! parsons infinitely worse!
Peace! Peace! I die. Not Jove could now restore
This wasted frame to vigour as of yore.
The final malediction of my soul
Descends on War—. . . . . .
(Deceased wrote nothing more.—Ed. Spike.)