Edgar Lee Masters

(23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States)

Rev. Lemuel Wiley - Poem by Edgar Lee Masters

I preached four thousand sermons,
I conducted forty revivals,
And baptized many converts.
Yet no deed of mine
Shines brighter in the memory of the world,
And none is treasured more by me:
Look how I saved the Blisses from divorce,
And kept the children free from that disgrace,
To grow up into moral men and women,
Happy themselves, a credit to the village.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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