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  • Kindness

    From the Harrisburg Telegraph, January 6, 1915. By John Boyle O’Reilly.

    “What is the real good?”
        I asked in a musing mood.
    Order, said the law court;
        Knowledge, said the school;
    Truth, said the wise man;
        Pleasure, said the fool;
    Love, said the maiden;
        Beauty, said the page;
    Freedom, said the dreamer;
        Home, said the sage;
    Fame, said the soldier;
        Equity, the seer.
    Spake my heart full sadly,
        “The answer is not here.”
    Then within my bosom
        Softly this I heard:
    “Each heart holds the secret—
        Kindness is the word.”