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  • Spirit of Resignation

    From the Evening Star, March 9, 1913.
     “I did my best,” said Uncle Jim,.
         “No one can say I shirk.
     I started in with earnest vim
         To get a chance to work.
     I didn’t sit in calm content
         Nor indolent disgrace.
     I wrote straight to the President
         And asked him for a place.
     “The sun is shining on the stream
         That sings its song so light;
     And underneath the waves that gleam
         Are fish who yearn to bite.
     In spite of disappointment sad
         I do not sigh or sob.
     To tell the truth, I’m rather glad
         I didn’t get a job.”