The Plowman

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God speed the plowshare! Tell me not
Disgrace attends the toil
Of those who plow the dark green sod,
Or till the fruitful soil.
Why should the honest plowman shrink
From mingling with the van
Of learning and of wisdom, since
‘Tis mind that makes the man?

God speed the plowshare and the hands
That till the fruitful earth,
For there is in this world so wide
No gem like honest worth;
And though his hands are dark with toil,
And flushed the manly brow,
It matters not, for God will bless
The labors of the plow.

Daily Democrat (Sedalia, Missouri) Nov 29, 1873

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