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All the women who sell in shops,
All the women who clean with mops,
Cooks and housemaids will all obey
The wonderful words of John T. May."

Silent awhile the great man stood,
And really thought, as a great man should;
Thought for the first time clearly and rightly
About that phrase he had used so lightly;
Saw, though he hadn't before conceived it.
As a matter of fact he'd never believed it,
Never had thought of their homes, 'twas true,
If he had work for women to do.

And his smile was sudden and shrewd and gay:
"I get you, madam," said John T. May.

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