|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Benjamin Franklin King, Jr. (18571894)|
| If I should die to-night 1 |
And you should come in deepest grief and woe
And say:Heres that ten dollars that I owe,
I might arise in my large white cravat
And say, Whats that?
| If I should die.|
| Nothing to do but work,|
Nothing to eat but food,
Nothing to wear but clothes
To keep one from going nude.
| The Pessimist.|
If I should die to-night,
My friends would look upon my quiet face
Before they laid it in its resting-place,
And deem that death had left it almost fair.
Belle E. Smith. [back]