Franklin Hyde, Who caroused in the Dirt and was corrected by His Uncle.

His uncles came on Franklin Hyde
Carousing n the Dirt.
He shook him hard from Side to Side

Hit him till it Hurt,
Exclaiming, with a Final Thud,

that! Abandoned Boy!
For Playing with Disgusting Mud
As though it were a Toy!”


From Franklin Hyde’s adventure, learn
To pass your Leisure Time
In Cleanly Merriment, and turn
From Mud and Ooze and Slime
And every form of Nastiness-
But, on the other Hand,
Children in ordinary Dress
May always play with Sand.

Godolphin Horne,
Who was cursed with the Sin of Pride, and Became
a Boot-Black.