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The Way I Manage John.

To think that twenty years have passed Since John and I were wed, And not a harsh or cruel word By either has been said. We've had our cures and trial6,such As other people meet, ( , .. But then we've had each other's smiles Howe'er the world should, greet. How have we lived with loving ways So long as man and wife 1 Why has not pain and discontent . Destroyed our joy m life ? The truth, my friends, is this, no more, We keep our love aglow, And when the fires of love are bright This world is free from woe. Tn courtship days when John would Come I always looked my best; I tried to have our home arranged In honour of my guest* His every wish I sought to please, I sought his conifort then ; This treatment pleased my dear good John And brought him back again. Dear John could never frown at me . For I was always kind, And kindness true will never leave Faultfinding m the mind. In those dear days I wisely vowed To live a wifely life, That John might ever bless the day When I became his wife. I always think that home is mine, And John its favoured guest. That when lie comes from out the world With me for him is rest. Kind friends may think 'tis endless toil To pass a life like this, But no, to ace his joy m home Yields me my greatest bliss. But who deserves a loving smile, Or kindness freely given, Who needs the aid of loving home, To gain a glimpse of heaven, So much as he who toils all day * ' To keep our wants supplied ? Then let us yield our sweetest smiles And be our husbands' pride ! -~" Detroit Free Press."

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The Way I Manage John., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2563, 6 November 1890

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The Way I Manage John. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2563, 6 November 1890

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