The Golden Rule

Original Text: 
Shirley Brooks, The Golden Rule (London: Bradbudy, Agnew, & CO., 1875): 312.
(Improved from Watts and Gladstone.)
1Be you to others kind and true,
2As you'd have others be to you,
3And neither do nor say to men
4Whate'er you would not like again :
5But if men do and say to you
6That which is neither kind nor true,
7Take a good stick, and say to men,
8"Don't say or do that same again."
Publication Start Year: 
1872
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire, assisted by Ana Berdinskikh
RPO Edition: 
2009
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