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Catalog Number KSa020188
Collection Kate Strong Historical Library
Object Name Poem
Scope & Content Page 1
Soon we will stop your chewing and smoking
A great regard we have for your health
It is worse for your lungs than ever grew
Besides it takes from your pocket the pelf ___
The juice of a grape you shall not be thirsting
Nor the juice of the leaf you shall not ber _ing
On the steps of the doors
And over the floors
To clean after your filth _some working
Page 2
There was once a marriage in Galilee
The place was so full you could __get about
All were cheerful and full of glee
Until it was found that the wine was out
Then many a face looks glaring & sad
You and them
By his spirit divine
He changed water to wine
Some say he was kind, but the example was bad
I have __ at the bed side _
_________-and friend a present ___-
page 3
When we have put old ___away
This land will o'er flow with milk and honey
Rejoicing we will go on our own way
With hearts filled with (full of) love and our pockets with money
In the voyage of life we'll shun the breakers
of evil things we'll not be partakers
But forget that pleasure
Is found in a measure
Which we've held as a treasure
And (But) which is denied to the old friend, the (shy? Kiss

Why should I go back to the olden time
When men, by _ were deprived of their ease
Our Saviour could not take a cup of wine
But he was despised by the farasies
Much luck a similar class we have in our day
These neighbors they'd watch and they'd preach and they'd pray
And with a long face
They will often say grace
O'er your meat, which they eat, and then they betray
Page 4
Oh liberty, thou art no longer our boast
On this glorious day of our independence
We can raise not the wine cup and give a toast
Pure w_ ____the _to our descendants
We trust thou hast not deposed forever
The chains that bind us soon we shall sever
If on the first of November
We do but remember
To go to the ballot _ our political lives
Oh! Alchy-Oh! Alchy, thy spirit may hover
About the alter and other high places of splendor
If you favour the poor it must be under cover
Lest what you bestow, they might have to surrender
But if they are sick they will have no denial
But if you should fill up nought but a ___
the poor man now must go with a vice and say "he is sick, or he'll get denial
So if you fill up his can
Some good moral man
Will take it by law, and not grant him a trial