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Will Carleton (1845 – 1912)


American poet, who wrote mostly about rural life.
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Will Carleton
Things at home are crossways, and Betsy and I are out.
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Over the hill to the poor-house I'm trudgin' my weary way.
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Not a log in this buildin' but its memories has got
And not a nail in this old floor but touches a tender spot.




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There's lots of people—this town wouldn't hold them;
Who don't know much excepting what's told them.
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Fare you well, old house! you're naught that can feel or see,
But you seem like a human bein'—a dear old friend to me;
And we never will have a better home, if my opinion stands,
Until we commence a-keepin' house in the house not made with hands.
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To appreciate heaven well
'T is good for a man to have some fifteen minutes of hell.
Will Carleton
Betsy, like all good women, had a temper of her own.
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I don't complain of Betsy or any of her acts,
Exceptin' when we 've quarreled and told each other facts.
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Yellow, mellow, ripened days, Sheltered in a golden coating; O'er the dreamy, listless haze, White and dainty cloudlets floating; Winking at the blushing trees, And the sombre, furrowed fallow; Smiling at the airy ease, Of the southward flying swallow Sweet and smiling are thy ways, Beauteous, golden Autumn days.
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The more we arg'ed the question the more we did n't agree.
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I have talked with Betsy, and Betsy has talked with me,
And so we've agreed together that we can't never agree.




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