Nothing is more ungentlemanly than
Exaggeration, causing needless pain,
It’s worse than spitting, and it stamps a man
Deservedly with othen men’s disdain.
Weigh human actions carefully. Explain
The worst of them with clarity. Mayhap
There were two sides to that affair of Cain
And Judas was a tolerable chap!
Ballade of Gentlemanly Feeling and Railway Strikes