DEAR SIR,

I’m waxing clamorous
About the use of ‘glamorous’;
With an insistence hammerous
The word assaults my eye.
My wrath I scarce can mollify
When it is used to qualify
A fountain or a furbelow,
A picture or a pie.
From ‘glamour’ doth the word derive — ‘ Magic, enchantment ’ — why deprive
The word of meaning real and live
To make it fit the need
Of tailor or confectioner,
Of good-for-the-complexioner,
Of lingo or of lollipop,
Of wassail or of weed?
LAURA E. RICHARDS