Besides this, I was writing
a good deal of poetry. Some of my most important work belongs to
this period. "The Wizard Way", "the Garden of Janus", "After
Judgment" and "Bathyllus" are especially notable. I was seeing a
good deal of Frank Harris, who was publishing much of my best
work in Vanity Fair. It was the first encouragement I had
ever had, and in a way it came too late, since I was already
entirely disillusioned with regard to fame. The approval of
Frank Harris was another matter; it was something, and something
very great, to know that my work gained me the respect of the
very few men on the planet who knew the difference between Keats
and Lewis Morris. I had been recognized as a poet of the first
class by my peers and the applause of the mob would leave me as
cold as its neglect or hostility does at present.
— The Confessions of Aleister Crowley.
New York, NY. Hill and Wang, 1969. Page 594.