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A thoughtful brow and face – of sallow hue,
But warm with welcome, as we find him there,
Throned in his old misnomered “easy chair,”
Scrawling a “leader,” or a book-review’
Or staring through the roof for something new
With which to life a wretched rival’s hair,
Or blow some petty clique in empty air
And snap the party-ligaments in two.
A man he is deserving well of thee, –
So be compassionate – yea, pay thy dues,
Nor pamper him with thy spring poetry,
But haul him wood, or something he can use;
And promptly act, not tarry long when he
Gnaweth is pen and glareth rabidly.

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