Boil it Down.
When writing an article for the Press, Whether prose or verse, just try To utter your thoughts m the fewest words, And let it be crisp and dry. And when it m finished and you suppose It is d»ne exactly brown, Just look it over again, and then— Boil it down.
For editors do not like to print An article lazily long, And the general reader does not care For a couple of yards of song. So gather your words m the smallest space If you'd win the author's crown, And every time you'd write, my friendBoil it down.
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Boil it Down., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2489, 12 August 1890
Boil it Down. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2489, 12 August 1890
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