Charles Stuart Calverley
English poet, parodist, and lawyer
WORDS ABOUT WORDS
I know a man a tailor's son who rose
To be a peer: and this I would lay odds on,
(Though in his Memoirs it may not appear,)
That that man owed his rise to copious Beer.
O Beer! O Hodgson, Guinness, Allsopp, Bass!
Names that should be on every infant's tongue!
Shall days and months and years and centuries pass,
And still your merits be unrecked, unsung?
Charles Stuart Calverley, English poet, parodist, and lawyer, Beer, 1861
Posted on May 9, 2000 at 11:19 AM