The Bureau of Domestic Relations has advanced a suggestion that defaulting husbands should be given preference in Government employment, enabling them to keep their families and take a burden off the State.
When I led you to the altar Vows were made, you'll call to mind Darling wife. Now a defaulter Must I seem if I'd be kind. For you know how well I love you, How I've sought work far and near; But to keep a roof above you I must now desert you, dear. Because I love you I must leave you, Wife o' mine I cherish so; Yet the parting should not grieve you When the whole mad tale you know. Well you know I don't deceive you. Since the glad day we were wed I have loved you; I must leave you If I'd gain our daily bread. You will pardon the pretending When I figure in the courts, Suits for maintenance defending, While, with fierce, indignant snorts The worthy Bench a bitter potion Serves me with vile names that irk. Yet you alone will know devotion Moves me. For they'll give me work. Because I love you I must leave you; Joining the absconding band, That, at last I may relieve you By the labor of my hand. If to keep you I seem laggard, Then my country will be kind. Sweetheart of a brutal blackguard, Kiss me. I know you'll understand.
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