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  • An Employment Seeker

    From the Evening Star, January 21, 1915. By Philander Johnson.

    I long to serve my native land
        With efforts intellectual.
    I seek to lend a helping hand
        To struggles ineffectual.
    I will appeal to wealth and ease
        And likewise to the gallery.
    But first one question, if you please;
        Let’s talk about the salary.

    I fain would educate mankind
        To standards altitudinous.
    The manners we must leave behind
        That are considered rude in us.
    This world we’ll turn into a school,
        Likewise a sanitarium;
    But, touching on the golden rule,
        What is the honorarium?