Quotation by John Milton Hay

He weren't no saint—but at Jedgment
I'd run my chance with Jim,
'Longside of some pious gentlemen
That wouldn't shook hands with him.
He seen his duty, a dead-sure thing,—
And went for it, thar an' then:
And Christ ain't a-goin' to be too hard
On a man that died for me.
John Milton Hay (1838–1905), U.S. author, statesman. Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle (l. 49–56). . .

Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Doubleday & Company.
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