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The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes.  1906.
Vols. I–V: American
 
One Week
By Carolyn Wells (1862–1942)
 
From “Idle Idyls”

THE YEAR had gloomily begun
For Willie Weeks, a poor man’s
SUN.    
 
He was beset with bill and dun,
And he had very little        5
MON.    
 
“This cash,” said he, “won’t pay my dues;
I’ve nothing here but ones and
TUES.”    
 
A bright thought struck him, and he said,        10
“The rich Miss Goldrocks I will
WED.”    
 
But when he paid his court to her,
She lisped, but firmly said, “No,
THUR!”    
        15
 
“Alas!” said he, “then I must die!”
His soul went where they say souls
FRI.    
 
They found his gloves, and coat, and hat,
The Coroner upon them        20
SAT.    
 
 
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