John Bannister Tabb


Father John Banister Tabb (March 22, 1845 – November 19, 1909) was an American poet, Roman Catholic priest, and professor of English. (Although often misspelled as Bannister, the poet's middle name is actually spelled with only one "n", Banister.)

'Tis evident that such a name
As mine to Mr. Dobson came,
Like Cinderella's shoe-it fit
The foot; so, on he buckled it.

Always affectionately yours.'