Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Arthur Hugh Clough (181961)
Thou shalt have one God only; who Would be at the expense of two? No graven images may be Worshipped, except the currency: Swear not at all; for for thy curse Thine enemy is none the worse: At church on Sunday to attend Will serve to keep the world thy friend: Honour thy parents; that is, all From whom advancement may befall: Thou shalt not kill; but needst not strive Officiously to keep alive: Do not adultery commit; Advantage rarely comes of it: Thou shalt not steal; an empty feat, When its so lucrative to cheat: Bear not false witness: let the lie Have time on its own wings to fly: Thou shalt not covet; but tradition Approves all forms of competition.
The sum of all is, thou shalt love, If any body, God above: At any rate shall never labour More than thyself to love thy neighbour.
ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH, The Latest Decalogue, The Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough, ed. A. L. P. Norrington, pp. 6061 (1968).