Rotarians (1927)

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Rotarians
written by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
1927 Link to further information




The Symbol
     The speaking at the Rotary is Praise devoid of Proof
     The talking at the Rotary turns mostly on the oof
     But both require an Emblem; and a Wheel is just the thing
     When you argue in a circle and do business in a Ring.

At a Rotarian Lunch
     Broken on another wheel than Rotary
     St. Catherine's body set her spirit free
     Here rests the body that the soul may squirm
     In all joints broken to a jointless worm.

A Declaration of Dependence
     The Jeffersonian justice which
     Degenerate hucksters quote
     Republicans have had by right
     Rotarians by rote.

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