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Case 2

24. Poems by J. 1923, 1924, 1927

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Man's life does not consist of wealth,
Of much abundance with robust health;
Nor of flitting here and there,
Seeking pleasures everywhere!

A man dies worth - What do they say
To stir Cupidity, I pray:
Ten, twenty, thirty thousand pounds?
A mansion in extensive grounds?

But that is all he leaves behind!
We cannot tell what God may find
In character of priceless worth
Beneath small mounds of sordid earth!


From, September 29th, 1924.

Overwritten in pencil: 84.2/17. Sent in by J.

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