From the Rock Island Argus, July 9, 1914. By Henry Howland.
They give the devil hoofs and horns
Who picture him with brush or pen,
So that whoever fears or scorns
The dread arch enemy of men
May know him for a fiend, may know
The cunning that is in his glances,
And, therefore, meet him as a foe
However slyly he advances.
They err who have him thus portrayed
So that all men may know him well;
He comes without a hoof displayed
Or anything that smacks of hell;
He comes fair-fronted, with a smile
That quickly rids us of suspicion
And makes us think him splendid while
He guides us downward to perdition.