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To Ronald Ross

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To Ronald Ross is a poem written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in The Poems of Arthur Conan Doyle by John Murray on 21 september 1922.


To Ronald Ross

[Who was torpedoed in the Gulf of Corinth in 1917, and was thus enabled to visit Parnassus.]

I've read of many poets, Latin, Greek,
And bards of Tarragona or Toledo,
But you, dear Ross, are surely quite unique,
Blown to Parnassus by a Boche torpedo.