By James Stanley Gilbert
I DRINK to him who when he knows he's wrong
Has manliness enough to say so;
Whose Yes, when others dodge, is clear and strong,
Who when he thinks No will but say No.
I drink to him whose spoken Yea and Nay
No skulkers shelter just behind them;
Whose sentiments are open as the day,
So when one needs them one can find them.
I drink to him who to his own affairs
Pays sole and strict attention purely;
Who deals not in his neighbor's waresó
For he's a rara avis surely!