LOOK over my shoulder, and see what a letter

I've written. Could you have done better?

There isn't a place where a break or a pause

Isn't put, according to all the best laws.

For, Mary, a boy that attends the High School,

Shouldn't fail, when his chance comes to do things by rule.

My teachers have faithfully taught me the way, 

And I have been practicing, day after day. 

And now it turns out, as it always must turn, 

That a boy who is faithfully trying to learn, 

Will appear to advantage, whenever he's tried, 

And can show his "well done" with a measure of pride.