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Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950).  Spoon River Anthology.  1916.

96. Jonas Keene


WHY did Albert Schirding kill himself 
Trying to be County Superintendent of Schools, 
Blest as he was with the means of life 
And wonderful children, bringing him honor 
Ere he was sixty?         5
If even one of my boys could have run a news-stand, 
Or one of my girls could have married a decent man, 
I should not have walked in the rain 
And jumped into bed with clothes all wet, 
Refusing medical aid.  10


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