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M hhrnind W
K'y Qy&ERTOT BRALXyiffl
My son no matter what you do, i
i hoWdecent vim and zeal fer it.
You,'ll never put a blame thingthr$)ugh
"x 1'Eess that's the Way ypu feel fer it. '
Dont -think your JOB is just-a jest,
' 'Thai thought is deleterious, x
Butliear in mind yer dad's request,
Don't take YOURSELE'too serious.
Ifrwellenojugh to know yer worth,
But ofe to thinlc too much of ity
If you'can'ttvjew y6ursetf witfy mirth.
You sure-ydo neeU a tpuch. qf it. r 1
In all thcwoxld'fche biggestjjoke ; y,
The biggest bore to weaiy us, '
Is that conceited, witless-bloke-, - ,V
Whol takes "HIMSELF too seriousf
Just try tbjplay yer little role
Fer all its length an latitude 'x
An' don't you j Worry "'boutyourssoutt
. Or keep a highbrow attitude. -"'"
You needn't be a joker, lad,
With laughter most delirious, t '
But grab this counsel from yer dad
Dbnt take YOURSELF too Serious.
hootingjOn an English Estate?
A gentleman from London was
invited to go for "a day's snipe
shooting" in the couhtry. The in
vitation" was accepted and the
bost and guest shouldered guns
and sallied forth in quest, of
rose, and promptly fH to theA3
itor'-s first barrel.
The host's face-fell also. 4-
"We may as well return," he1
remarked, gloomily, "for that
was. the only snipe in the neigbj
The birdTiad agprded fixcellent
sport to his friends ior six weeks, ,
, 4tfter a time asolitary snipe J