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Rotarians

Gilbert Keith Chesterton 1874 (Kensington, London) – 1936 (Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire)

The Symbol
  The speaking at the Rotary is Praise devoid of Proof
  The talking at the Rotary turns mostly on the oof
  But both require an Emblem; and a Wheel is just the thing
  When you argue in a circle and do business in a Ring.
 
 
 
 At a Rotarian Lunch
  Broken on another wheel than Rotary
  St. Catherine's body set her spirit free
  Here rests the body that the soul may squirm
  In all joints broken to a jointless worm.
 
 
 
 A Declaration of Dependence
  The Jeffersonian justice which
  Degenerate hucksters quote
  Republicans have had by right
  Rotarians by rote

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an influential English writer of the early 20th century His diverse output included journalism philosophy poetry biography Christian apologetics fantasy and detective fiction Gilbert Keith Chesterton KC*SG was an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic. He has been referred to as the "prince of paradox". Time magazine observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out." more…

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