- The man that is open of heart to his neighbour,
- And stops to consider his likes and dislikes,
- His blood shall be wholesome whatever his labour,
- His luck shall be with him whatever he strikes.
- The Splendour of Morning shall duly possess him,
- That he may not be sad at the falling of eve.
- And, when he has done with mere living—God bless him!—
- A many shall sigh, and one Woman shall grieve!
- But he that is costive of soul toward his fellow,
- Through the ways, and the works, and the woes of this life,
- Him food shall not fatten, him drink shall not mellow;
- And his innards shall brew him perpetual strife.
- His eye shall be blind to God's Glory above him;
- His ear shall be deaf to Earth's Laughter around;
- His Friends and his Club and his Dog shall not love him;
- And his Widow shall skip when he goes underground!
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