As He Waited for His Breakfast, Never Served to Time, Mr. Lashmar
Drummed upon The Window-Pane, And Seemed to Watch A Blackbird
Lunching with Much Gusto About The Moist Lawn Of Alverholme
Vicarage. But His Gaze Was Absent And Worried. The Countenance Of
The Reverend Gentleman Rarely Wore Any Other Expression, For He Took
To Heart All Human Miseries And Follies, And Lived in a Ceaseless
Mild Indignation Against The Tenor Of The Age.