poet Ellis Parker Butler

Ellis Parker Butler

Ellis Parker Butler Quotes

    Good - Better - Best

    When young, in tones quite positive
    I said, "The world shall see
    That I can keep myself from sin;
    A good man I will be."

    But when I loved Miss Kate St. Clair
    'Twas thus my musing ran:
    "I cannot be compared with her;
    I'll be a better man."