Quotation by Thomas Hood

My brain is dull, my sight is foul,
I cannot write a verse, or read—
Then, Pallas, take away thine Owl,
And let us have a lark instead.
Thomas Hood (1799–1845), British poet. To Minerva (l. 5–8). . .

Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
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