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A CANDID CANDIDATE; EPIGRAM, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: When john was contending (though sure to be beat)
Last Line: "the objection will cease by the time I am in it!"
Subject(s): Candor; Political Campaigns


WHEN John was contending (though sure to be beat)
In the annual race for the Governor's seat,
And a crusty old fellow remarked, to his face,
He was clearly too young for so lofty a place, --
"Perhaps so," said John; "but consider a minute;
The objection will cease by the time I am in it!"





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