Eric Lionel Mascall
On Dispensing with Q
E. L. Mascall
Here lies poor Streeter, stiff and stark, Whose corpse foul Farrer slew, For, though in life he made his Mark, In death he’s lost his Q.
Let exorcists from far and wide Placate his troubled spook, Which else will range the Broad beside The shade of Proto-Luke.
O base and disrespectful hand! O thrice unhallowed rites! To break such mossy coffins and To quench such ancient lights!
Pi in the High (London: The Faith Press; New York: Morehouse-Barlow Co., 1959), p. 48: