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  • A First Class Substitute

    From The Birmingham Age Herald, June 27, 1915.

    Now, riches don’t make happiness,
        A very ancient saw;
    And yet, a maid who’s in distress
        Quite often goes to law
    And asks enormous damages
        To heal a broken heart,
    And when her lawyer makes his pleas
        The jury takes her part,
    So that, in just a little while,
        Her breach of promise suit
    Extracts the coin to live in style
        From one who proved a “brute.”
    And while it mayn’t be happiness
        That makes her features glow,
    Whate’er it is, it doth express
        A joyous mood, I know.