Perverted Proverbs: A Manual of Immorals for the Many
by Harry Graham
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2011
Virtue its own reward? Alas! And what a poor one as a rule! Be Virtuous and Life will pass Like one long term of Sunday-School. In this 'manual' Harry Graham (writing as Col. D. Streamer) takes issue with conventional pearls of wisdom (i.e., 'Virtue is its own reward') in rhyming verse.
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