Be Active

BE ACTIVE.

Be active — be active —
Find something to do,
In digging a clam-bank,
Or tapping a shoe!
Don’t stop at the corners,
To drag out the day;
Be active, be active,
And work while you may.

‘Tis foolish to falter,
Or lag in the street,
Or walk as if chain-shot
Were bound to your feet;
Be active, be active,
And do what you can;
‘Tis industry only
That maketh the man.

‘Tis industry makes you
Remember — be wise —
From sloth and from stuper
Away and arise!
You’ll live and be happy,
And never complain
Of the blues or the dumps,
Or a dull heavy brain.

The Ohio Repository (Canton, Ohio) May 6, 1847

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