MARK TWAIN'S HOUSE.
Lo, men for gain would tear his homestead down -
The home of him who touched the heart of Youth
To leaping laughter at his living truth;
Now Tom and Huck, the Prince and Pauper frown,
The Yankee to King Arthur cries: "Forsooth,
My modern fellows do but show the tooth!" -
Joan smiles wise in a blue-silvered gown.
He needs no bronze or stone memorial;
His art brought down a white undying Fire
To shine on Time and gleam through this gray day;
Yet we will keep his home a sign to all
Of our deep debt to him whose high desire
Found lusty joy along the common way.
JOHN L. FOLEY
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