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Otis Prather University of Kentucky Varsity Handbook student diary

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` 1. ,.· .».».» . .. H .\\;.»¤,..\v . jg x`.,_... r i Try and ?Do It = _ i' ` I| { g I TRY to love my neighbor · * As all the texts decree, But find it is a labor ` That’s much too much for me. ‘ . · I’ll put the facts before you As brie_fly as I can ‘ ’ And ask you-and implore you- [ . 4 _ How can I love the man? ‘ ’ l My neighbor’s daughter hammers _ _ f The keyboard night and noon; 1 IU y neighbor’s Airedale clamors I 7 T At darkness—or the moon. " _ _ · His helpmate borrows dishes ; Q And food and books they lack; ‘ - - - ‘ We lend her what she wishes- _ _ » She never brings them‘back. l - - · I shoo my neighbor’s chickens — ` - 1 From of my garden plot; ` ` ` { His children raise the clickens A A' . . . · _ By trampling on my lot. ' { _ Upon his front piazza $ I ‘ ‘ ‘ = 4 My neighbor sits-the brute- · ‘ . . . l Without a shirt. He has a- » And plays d—noisy flute! _v__ § And if I had not studied l { The Golden Rule divine, 0 {L? »~·- By now I would have bloodied gt , · My neighbor’s nose-and mine! Q ```` ~ By patience and by labor Y - r' I’ve kept my wrath at bay, ¤ * But I can’t love my neighbor { " "" ‘ · Until he moves away! ··» · ( J -Berton Braley. J,