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Men smile and,say with, their last pure breath:
"The women 'first !" and strong clean hands
Are clutched to fojlow the heart's commands.
Rich man and poor man by his .side, v
The toil and tenderness divide;
The little child at his mother's breast
Sleeps again, all fear unguessed,
And mother and child go safely o'er "x
The hungry sea to a sun-girt shore,
And the men, made brothers in sudden doom,
Stand hand in hand on the brink of the tomb
And God looksHown to see the clod,x
That he made a man, prove worthy of Gojd.
Tears for the lonely hearts bereft,
Tears for the women and childreirleft,
Tears for the dead in a sea-made grave,
Whose requiem sobs o'er the wind-swept wave
But cheers with the tears for our own poor sake -
Cheers through the tears, though the sad hearts break
Cheers for the manhood born to be '- '
Bright as the stars of eternity!
Up with our cheers through ransomed air, " '
Cheers grown pure as the hush of prayer,
-That man in the face of death can rjse,
With steady hand, and unflinching eyes,
And thrill to -the dream that made him man,
Comrade with God in scheme and plan ! ,
O 'brothers, the brave that went down at sea
Pledged their honor for you and me! ' ' "
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One More Tunnel.
Among the passengers in the
train were an elderly lady and her
pretty young neice, also a young
gentleman. The train-had passed
through several tunnels, when the
maiden's aunt said :
" "My dear, we are coming to a
long tunnel; you had better sit
over on this side."
Pretty Niece Oh, no, auntie!
Just let me sit where I am. One
more tunnel, and I am engaged."
Now Harvard professor has
arisen to remark that "women
talk too much," and that "if they
knew it they would be a great:
deal better off to talk .less and
Doesn't that apply equally to
men to this Harvard Professor,,
for instance? .
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