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First Line: Because you've mused on some old masterpiece
Last Line: The rest is nothing but exploded cant.
Subject(s): Business; Economics; Labor & Laborers; Businessmen; Businesswomen; Work; Workers


Because you've mused on some old masterpiece,
Time and wits wasted over Rome and Greece,
Gorged with their garbage, on their offal fed,
With too much taste to earn your daily bread,
Think you, poor pedant, to possess the power
To rise a master of the modern hour?
Or have you learnt by this fantastic fad
To tout for orders, or to write an "ad."?
Will Virgil lend to your card-index style,
His 'labor limae' work an Amberg file?
What if the ancient Roman shorthand wrote?
Can his dead language help you to a note?
When bulls and bears assail you in the Street,
Will all your frogs and wasps prevent defeat?
In Tully's Offices is money made?
Or has the manager retired from trade?
"Method" and "system" classics never teach,
Save what they meant in Aristotle's speech.
"Method" and "system," these are what we want—
The rest is nothing but exploded cant.





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