BY (REV.) JOSEPH C. BOOTH.
THE LAZY MAN.
The lazy man has voice and lung,
His energy is in his tongue;
If what he says "I'll do" he did,
His strength would build a pyramid!
Little griefs, like shallow streams,
Are noted for their sound;
Silent griefs, as waters deep,
Are still because profound!/p>
"Some tongues are silver, " I have oft been told,
If so, I think some have been made of gold;
But what of those that sound like brass or lead?
'T is plain—the tongue rings like a person's head.
'T is better to be dumb, if peace abound
Than own a gossip's tongue to wag around;
A cannon's mouth is harmless when it's still,
But when it opens there's an awful spill!
MAN MAKES HIS SPHERE.
If you wear a sunny face, others will reflect your beam;
If you wear a dark grimace, blackness will in others seem;
Lo! the truth is plain and clear—Man's the maker of his sphere.
Troy Times. May 16, 1919: 13 col 1.