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The Artistic Temperament

From The Topeka State Journal, April 11, 1914. By Roy K. Moulton.

Maggie Jones studied music and learned how to sing
And she went in quite strong for the grand opera thing.
When she visited home her reception was grand,
But her language the old folks could not understand
For she spoke with a strange, almost foreign accent
On account of her artistic temperament.

Henry Peck was the pride and the joy of his town
Till one day he leaped into a sudden renown
When he drew a cartoon which called forth glad acclaim
And secured a half-Nelson on old Mister Fame.
Then he quit work and hasn’t a single red cent,
On account of his artistic temperament.

Katie Binks made good money typewriting until
Someone told her she had fine artistic skill
And she went in for painting just three months ago
And she spent all her coin on a fine studio.
Katie’s just been ejected for missing the rent
On account of her artistic temperament.

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