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"Oh, George!" cried the fair young
vision in blue, as she floated into the
drawing-room and found her lesser
half reading the latest novel. "You
really ought to have come to church
with me this morning. Such a beau
tiful sermon. I'm sure it would have
done you good. All about dishonesty
and stealing, and petty meanness.
No one could help feeling better for
It. I do wisl. you could have heard
"Really, my dear," murmured
George, and tried in vain to stifle a
yawn. "And ah did you walk
f "No, I took a car. And, oh, George,
JLhad such a stroke of luck. The con
ductor never asked for my fare, so I
jfeaved a nickle.
Visitor Now, Fred, if you can tell
me what isle is noted for its great in
'ternal improvements I will give you
a dollar. Fred (triumphantly)
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I R9L WALRUS!
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By Berton Braley.
You can't be Shelly or Keats or
Or Ceasar or Edmund Kean;
They had their chance and they did
And now they are gone, I ween.
And why should you copy each au
Who lies on a graveyard shelf;
HE-didn't copy, his fame was made
By being his own true self!
You can't be Kipling or Roosevelt
Or Wilson or Bryan, too,
But you can be known, and you can
By being Yourself all through;
No man grows great when he imi
tates, For that is the way to fail;
The fellow who wins from the frown-
Must mark out his own clear trail!
You may not reach to the heights of,
For few can climb so high,
But at least you can play in the lively
Whenever you want to try;
You may not get to the top at all
Nor capture renown or pelf,
But, win or lose or rise or fall,
At least you can be yourself!
ECONOMY OF LABOR
"He is one of the mast resourceful
lazy men I ever knew."
"Why do you say that?"
"Because, instead of writing out
his good resolutions, he cuts the page
for January 1, 1913, from his old
diary and pasted it in under 1914."
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,SOME INCOME TAX
"Reggie has discharged his chauf
feur." "Deah me, what for?"
"What ! Jealous of his chauffeur? "
"Exactly. The chauffeur was pay
ing a larger income tax,"
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