Arthur Clement Hilton

(1851 - 1877)

Arthur Clement Hilton Poems

1. Ding Dong 1/1/2004
2. The Heathen Pass-Ee 4/22/2010
3. The Vulture And The Husbandman 1/1/2004
4. Octopus 1/1/2004
5. Nonsense Verses 1/1/2004
6. Mathematics 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Arthur Clement Hilton

Mathematics

I've really done enough of sums,
I've done so very many,
That now instead of doing sum
I'd rather not do any.
I've toiled until my fingers are
With writing out of joint;
And even now of Decimals
I cannot see the point.
Subtraction to my weary mind
Brings nothing but distraction,
And vulgar and improper I
Consider every fraction.

"Practice makes perfect," so they say.
It may be true. The fact is
That I unhappily am not
Yet perfect in my Practice.

Discount is counted troublesome
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