The rich man has his motorcar, His country and his town estate. He smokes a fifty cent cigar And jeers at fate. He frivols through the livelong day... He knows not Poverty, her pinch. His lot seems light, his heart seems gay, He has a cinch. Yet though my lamp burns low and dim, Though I must slave for livelihood... Think you that I would change with him? Yet bet I would!
- by Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960), appears in Tobogganing On Parnassus, first published 1911 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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