On Torture: a public singer
Torture will give a dozen pence or more
To keep a drab from bawling at his door.
The public taste is quite a different thing --
Torture is positively paid to sing.
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:31
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