Robert Louis Stevenson

November 13, 1850 / Edinburgh, Scotland - December 3, 1894 / Vailima, Samoa

Ad Magistrum Ludi

NOW in the sky
And on the hearth of
Now in a drawer the direful cane,
That sceptre of the . . . reign,
And the long hawser, that on the back
Of Marsyas fell with many a whack,
Twice hardened out of Scythian hides,
Now sleep till the October ides.

In summer if the boys be well.
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