Found in a Lady’s Album of this City.

In this life, one truth the saint derives,
That more bliss come next, by many wives.
W.W. Phelps.

The couplet sign’d above may be a fact,–
But much of bliss depends on how they act.
P.P. Pratt

Well, “acts” and “facts” are stubborn things,
And yet they fill the courts of king.
W.W. Phelps

I question, still, with more surprise,
Where the “king’s jester” keeps his lies.
P.P. Pratt

Why, bless my soul! (and pardon meek wit,)
He keeps them were God keeps his secret
[Never tells them.]
W.W. Phelps

[Deseret News, Mar. 22, 1851]

[transcribed by David Grow, Sept. 2006]

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