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Subtlety (song)
by [?]


[R.B.]

Whilst little Paul, convalescing, was staying
Close indoors, and his boisterous classmates paying
Him visits, with fresh school-notes and surprises,–
With nettling pride they sprung the word “Athletic,”
With much advice and urgings sympathetic
Anent “Athletic exercises.” Wise as
Lad might look, quoth Paul: “I’ve pondered o’er that
‘Athletic,’ but I mean to take, before that,
Downstairic and outdooric exercises.”