IF something waits, and you should now

Begin and go right through it,

Don't think, if 'tis put off a day,

You'll not mind to do it.


Waste not moments, no, nor words,

In telling what you could do

Some other time; the present is

For doing what you should do.


Don't do right unwillingly,

And stop to plan and measure;

'Tis working with the heart and soul

That makes our duty pleasure.




Phebe Cary.