Works in the Bulletin 1910
HIS BREAD AND HIS ART
It was an actor, seedy, sad,
Who stood within the gate;
Long weary marches he had had -
He had not dined of late.
He sighed: "I hope I don't intrude.
Believe me or I die:
For days I have not tasted food.
A stranded player I."
"An actor man?" the lady said.
"What is your favourite role?"
"Hot, madam, and with butter spread,"
He answered from his soul.
The Bulletin, 22 September 1910, p9