Last Songs from Vagabondia

by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey


 

TEN COMMANDMENTS


 

It is right:

I. LOVE

TO love everybody a little and some people a great deal.

 

II. FAITH

To trust the God who made us is good and will not forget us.
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III. OBEDIENCE

 
To obey those who have the right to hold themselves responsible for us.  

 

IV. HOPE

 
To look on the bright side of things and keep a good heart up.  

 

V. COURAGE

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To dare do whatever we think we ought to do.

 

VI. CHEERFULNESS

To express our good, happy feelings, not the others.

 

VII. PRUDENCE

To use our intelligence to avoid trouble.
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It is wrong:

 

VIII

To hate or hurt any one, except for a greater good; to be mean and selfish; to
  be unjust.  

 

IX

To tell lies, except when people ask what they have no right to know.
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X

To do anything dirty, or ugly, or intemperate.