New poems and variant readings/Ad Magistrum Ludi

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New poems and variant readings  (1918)  by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ad Magistrum Ludi

AD MAGISTRUM LUDI

(Unfinished Draft.)

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.