His friends he loved. His direst earthly foes -- cats -- I believe he did but feign to hate. My hand will miss the insinuated nose, mine eyes the tail that wagg'd contempt at Fate.
Sir William Watson (1858 August 11, 1935), was an English poet, popular in his time for the political content of his verse. He was born at Burley, Wharfedale in Yorkshire.