‘There once was a Catholic dandy…’

There once was a Catholic dandy;
Collar-pins and cufflinks were his candy.
As he fixed his tie-dimple,
He thought: ‘Here’s a temple
So furnished as God might command me!’

Clerihew: Oscar Wilde

Photographer: Napoleon Sarony

Oscar Wilde
Debauched and defiled;
His climactic perversion
Was a deathbed conversion.