APOLOGIA FOR A MERRY ROGUE
By F. W. Harvey
Rogue and drinker men call me : I am !
For abstinent virtues I care not a d—:
But from stodginess and hypocrisy,
From envy, meanness, and cruelty
May God of His grace deliver me.
F. W. Harvey is a very special poet with a unique voice.
The above lines are my particular favourites.
If you are interested in learning more about him, please follow this link for the F. W. Harvey Society:
F.W. HARVEY SOCIETY