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Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes

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Author: Harry Graham (Col. D. Streamer)
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,525 / 20 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 955
Added to site: 2011.07.01 30292
Genre: Poetry

t I was much abused, No doubt when I was young and rash, But I should not have been accused Of misappropriating cash. I may have sneaked a silver dish;-- Well, you may search me if you wish!

So, now you see me, more or less, As I would figure in your thoughts; A trifle given to excess And prone perhaps to vice of sorts; When tempted, rather apt to fall, But still--a good chap after all!


The Cat

(Advice to the Young)

My children, you should imitate The harmless, necessary cat, Who eats whatever's on his plate, And doesn't even leave the fat; Who never stays in bed too late, Or does immoral things like that; Instead of saying "Shan't!" or "Bosh!" He'll sit and wash, and wash, and wash!

When shadows fall and lights grow dim He sits beneath the kitchen stair; Regardless as to life and limb, A simple couch he chooses there; And if you tumble over him, He simply loves to hear you swear. And, while bad language you prefer, He'll sit and



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