A Writer’s Prayer Adapted From . . .

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By Judge Bartley

Words are like leaves, and where they most abound,

Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.”

The aim below, tis’ my wish and my hope:

Comply with the decree of Master Pope,

And squander not words, nor waste precious time,

And blight not Law, nor Liberty begrime

For Canons ought not the foolish to bear;

So, please God, as I write this fare,

Give content, balance, junction to each part,

And let Law be enhanc’d by reason’s art.

† Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, Part Third, Lines 309-310.

The verses are contained in the book above which may be found at https://www.createspace.com/3536475

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