The occasion of this note is unknown.
Walter Jackson McRaye
was Pratt's friend for many years, and Pratt presented him an
inscribed copy of each of his books as it appeared. His inscriptions are often
quite original and amusing. Here are some of them:
The Witches' Brew:
To Walter McRaye
from Ned Pratt
'When you are
The Roosevelt and the Antinoe:
To my dear friend Walter McRaye
May his springs of humor never dry
The musical speech of Sir Walter
Has the tone of a priest at an
Its magical spell
Has the chime of a bell
Or a song in the
Kirk from the Psalter.
'St Patrick's Day, Be
The Fable of the Goats:
Walter: I hope the goats don't smell too strenuously
Brebeuf and His Brethren:
By E.J. Pratt (a d---ty Nflder)
Walter, You're a prince a man to thank God on.