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THE PEERLESS LEADER
W. J. BRYAN ,
He has had his knocks, he has had
Of his glory and-pride, been shorn,
He has faltered not in his way-yone
Nor flinched at pity, and scorn.
He has worn defeat through coward,
As a Prince, or a King, his crown,
Put envy aside, in his hope denied,
Nor quaked for the jeer or frown.
For it may be soon, or it may be late
In thi rowd, or on heights alone,
But trtn-wlll triumph o'er time and
And the Leader come into his own.
They could not buy from his purpose
They could not frighten, or steer,
His vailiant soul pressed on to his
Unknowing a doubt, or fear.
Men stood amazed at the path he
Through flouting, and spurning his
Then they bowed with awe to his
And shouted their wild applause.
For it may be late, or it may be soon,
Till thought has broadened, and
At the morning of life, or it may be at
But the truth will come to its own.
And a man is a man whateyer his
If but for the right he stands,
And the crowd,, half mad, is happy
If firm are his unsoiled hands.
If his standard swings o'er the heart .
And. never in grimy trails,
It is safer to choose the right, and.
Than win, for the right prevails.
And he wins the worlds or soon or
Who battles the wrong alone,
For truth must triumph o'er time and
And its Leader come into his own.
Ah men were brave, when their lives
In the brave old days, we trace,
But our men indeed, are a nobler
And the flower of every race.
The strength of God, as they toil, and
The force of the Angel's sword,- '
As they turn the wrong in triumph
Neath the banners of the Lord. .
And a man can work, and a "man can
As our Peerless Leader has shown,
Defying time, and defying fate,
Until he comes into his own.
By Emma Plater Sealbury.
tWCHA OA FRUIT,
An Italian who kept a fruit stand,
was much annoyed by possible cus
tomers who made a practice of hand
ling the fruit and pinching it, there
by leaving it softened and often
spoiled. Exasperated beyond- endur
ance, he finally put up a sign which .
"If you must pincha da fruit,
pincha da cocoanut." - '