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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

Owen Seaman 1861- ? John Bartlett

    Whene’er I walk the public ways,
  How many poor that lack ablution
Do probe my heart with pensive gaze,
  And beg a trivial contribution! 1 
          The bitter Cry of the great Unpaid.
Note 1.
See the anonymous travesty.
Whene’er I walk this beauteous earth,
    How many poor I see,
But as I never speaks to them,
    They never speaks to me. [back]