John Glassco's father, Archibald Patrick Stinson Glassco, secretary and bursar of McGill University.
When I was very young my mother told me
That my father was the strongest of men
(Not in words at first, of course – but I knew);
Later I learned he was the best and bravest;
And during my adolescence (a difficult
Time for us all) I had her whispered word for it
He was the wisest parent in the world.
Long ago I put aside the question
Of her motive in this matter…. Perhaps
A sense of guilt for the disloyalty
Of a too-clear, too-wifely valuation
Of his man’s-worth, was expiated so...— John Glassco, 'The Whole Hog'
The eighth of thirty posts focussing on images not found in A Gentleman of Pleasure.
The entire series can be found here.