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     No wrong to him who tills its pleasant fields
And spreads the table of its luxuries.
     The interests of the rich man and the poor
Are one and same, inseparable evermore;
     And, when scant wage or labor fail to give
Food, shelter, raiment, wherewithal to live,
     Need has its rights, necessity its claim.
Yea, even self-wrought misery and shame
     Test well the charity suffering long and kind.
The home-pressed question of the age can find
     No answer in the catch-words of the blind
Leaders of blind. Solution there is none
     Save in the Golden Rule of Christ alone.

1877.

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