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Too Honest To Succeed

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Parent Issue
Day
28
Month
September
Year
1882
Copyright
Public Domain
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"Slr, I have hero a littlo thtasr, Quite touchlnt in 1t3 way. That telle of rlppling water And tho smell of new mjwn hay; The bashful matden's witchtng smilc, The lowing oí the kine, T-he meadows, spungled o'er ivith flowcrs, The smset most divino, Are also plctured bj the uso Of eoftly BoundiDg words, And over all there comes the sweet, Lowtwitteiingof the blrjal" 'Twas then up ppoko the editor: "Your scheme ia goodt" he said; "On the ripplin witer racket STou are roally quite nhead . But the epinglsd meadow business And the blushiBK c juntry maid Have long since copyrighted been, Ani thereforel'm af raid That your story wlll not aaswer: Batif you couldonly make Tho mtlJen swecp the parlor It would simply tako the cake." The poet man was much downcast, Theinstre left hlseye; He nse to ko, and sadly said: "I fiinnot teil a lie."

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Old News
Ann Arbor Democrat