DECEMBER. [1757] XII Month.

By Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin
Would you be well receiv’d where’er you go,
Remember each Man vanquish’d is a Foe:
Resist not therefore to your utmost Might,
But let the Weakest think he’s sometimes right;
He, for each Triumph you shall thus decline,
Shall give ten Opportunities to shine;
He sees, since once you own’d him to excel,
That ’tis his Interest you should reason well.

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Poet Benjamin Franklin

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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