To an Indiscreet Critic

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As J. K. S. I made my bid for fame
And money, which is sweeter than success,
Though Mr —————— is possibly the same
as J. K. S.

Was it perhaps an error of the press?
Is some malign compositor to blame?
Or was it just the reader's carelessness?
Or your astute reviewer's little game,—
His lapsus calami as I should guess?
In any case I wish to sign my name
as J. K. S.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.