Quotation by James Kenneth Stephens

The lanky hank of a she in the inn over there
Nearly killed me for asking the loan of a glass of beer;
May the devil grip the whey-faced slut by the hair
And beat bad manners out of her skin for a year.
James Kenneth Stephens (1882–1950), Irish poet. A Glass of Beer (l. 1–4). . .

Oxford Book of Scottish Verse, The. John MacQueen and Tom Scott, comps. (1966) Oxford University Press.
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