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  • An Optimist

    From The Birmingham Age Herald, June 23, 1913.
     By Samuel Minturn Peck.
     “I cannot answer yes,” quoth she,
         As I knelt down to sue;
     “One heart is not enough, you see,
         For all who come to woo.”
     “Alas!” I cried, “my fate is rough!”
         Then flashed a thought profound:
     “Still - though you have not hearts enough -
         I’ve arms to go around!”