Treasure Island

George Pope Morris

(1802-1864 / USA)

Poems of George Pope Morris

141. Words 10/6/2010
142. Years Ago. 10/6/2010

A Wall-Street Lyric.

John was thought both rich and great--
Dick so-so, but comfortable:
John lived at a splendid rate--
Coach and horses in his stable.
John could ride when Dick should walk--
(This excited people's talk!)--
For John's wealth, Dick's rugged health
Few would exchange if they were able!

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