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Identifier: poemsyououghttok01peat
Title: Poems you ought to know
Year: 1903 (1900s)
Authors: Peattie, Elia Wilkinson, 1862-1935, ed
Subjects: English poetry American poetry
Publisher: Chicago, New York [etc.] Fleming H. Revell Company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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The rich mans son inherits lands, And piles of brick, and stone, and gold, And he inherits soft, white hands,And tender flesh that fears the cold,Nor dares to wear a garment old; A heritage, it seems to me, One scarce would wish to hold in fee. The rich mans son inherits cares; The bank may break, the factory bum, A breath may burst his bubble shares;And soft, white hands could scarcely earnA living that would serve his turn; A heritage, it seems to me. One scarce would wish to hold in lee. The rich mans son inherits wants,His stomach craves for dainty fare; [With sated heart he hears the pantsOf toiling hinds with brown arms bare,And wearies in his easy chair; A heritage, it seems to me, One scarce would wish to hold in fee. Ii6 What doth the poor mans son inherit? Stout muscles and a sinewy heart,A hardy frame, a hardier spirit; King of two hands, he does his part In every useful toil and art;A heritage, it seems to me,A king might wish to hold in fee. What doth the poor mans son in

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