Rhymes of the Local Philosopher; A Bequest to the Younger Generation
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...It was a mouse that set the lion free. Be wise in time;--which means--don't go it blind, And everlastingly come in behind. Console yourself in trouble with this thought;--You don't get half the punishment you ought. Fortune coquettes in ways both rare and pleasing; Some take the snuff while others do the sneezing. Successful financiering now consists In giving creditors the various twists. Bluster and Brag will never fill the bill; 'Tis the still swine that gobble up the swill. In seeking great things, ne'er despise the less; It's but a stel) 'twixt failure and success. Vice only needs a little virtuous paint, To make a sinner seem a finished saint. Historic records amply testify That good men can act naughty--on the sly. A crumb of consolation for the poor--They easier lift the latch to Heaven's door. The hand of Providence takes on a grip That is not prone to let its business slip. Hope spins a thread that somehow catches on, Long after every real chance is gone. God was the architect who planned this earth; This is a hint to those who doubt its worth. Bury your hates; this life is all too brief To have its pleasure marred by needless grief. Columbus had a very faint idea Of what a show he started over here. Hope is perennial, else the poor old heart Would shrink and dry up till it fell apart. Your hearty eater seldom waxeth fat; How do the scientists account for that? The good we do will help but precious little The evil part of our account to settle. Knowledge is not all taught by book or school; We may learn wisdom even from a fool. SOBERER RHYMES. 1--Leaves From Life. 2--Retrospective. 3--Contentment. 4--A Life's Record. 5--Not Boasting, But Hopeful. 6--To The Skeptic. 7--A Suggestion. 8--Life's...
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- 01 Apr 2013
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