The Poetry Corner

How To Make A Man Of Consequence

By Mark Lemon

A brow austere, a circumspective eye. A frequent shrug of the os humeri; A nod significant, a stately gait, A blustering manner, and a tone of weight, A smile sarcastic, an expressive stare: Adopt all these, as time and place will bear; Then rest assur'd that those of little sense Will deem you sure a man of consequence.