Edgar Guest said:
I must be fit for a child to follow,
scorning the places where loose men wallow;
knowing how much he shall learn from me,
I must be fair as I’d have him be.
I must come home to him day by day,
clean as the morning I went away.
I must be fit for a child’s glad greeting;
his are eyes that there is no cheating.
He must behold me in every test,
not at my worst but my very best;
he must be proud when my life is done
to have men know that he is my son.
(by Edgar Guest. Guard Your Heart, p. 84)
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