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Poem by James Whitcomb Riley

Lawyer and Child

How large was Alexander, father,
       That parties designate
The historic gentleman as rather
       Inordinately great?

Why, son, to speak with conscientious
       Regard for history,
Waiving all claims, of course, to heights pretentious,Ч
       About the size of me.

James Whitcomb Riley

James Whitcomb Riley's other poems:
  1. To My Old Friend, William Leachman
  2. The Clover
  3. My Fiddle
  4. Wortermelon Time
  5. On the Death of Little Mahala Ashcraft

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