Tuesday, June 28, 2011

School Teacher poem and illustration ca. 1894

This poem was sent to Fannie Moran in February 1894, she was 22 at the time.  
There was no other note enclosed and no return address so we'll never know who sent the poem.  I do like the way they did squiggly lettering on the envelope, it shows a sense of playfulness as does the poem! 




School-Teacher
You scrawny old tyrant of small boys,
What is that prompts you to be
So savage and fierce with the urchins
That are sent to be taught at your knee.
Perhaps the motive that moves you
Is revenge on the whole of the sex--
Because none of them ever did take you
You wish you had all by the necks.

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