John Bannister Tabb

On The Cover Of John B. Tabb's Late London Volume

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.)

His eyes are dim;
And so for him,
They thought in London, 'twas enough
To bind his book in blind-man's buff.