STORY OF THE LACKPENNY AND THE COOK.
One of the good-for-noughts found himself one day
without aught and the world was straitened upon him
and his patience failed; so he lay down to sleep and
Determined to be recognized as a great poet, John Payne left behind hundreds of pages of poems as well as a worshipful John Payne Society. Neither the poetry nor the Society has endured. His best lega...