8] the old howard: the Old Howard in Scollay Square, Boston, a vaudeville house.
12] flush: well-off, in the money.
Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department
of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.
Original text: XLI Poems (New York: Dial Press, [April 11,] 1925): 38. Firmage A5, Berg Collection, New York Public Library. Autographed copy.
First publication date: 1925
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2000.
Recent editing: 2:2001/12/12
Form: mainly quatrains of variable-length lines
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