Rotarians - (1927)

G.K. Chesterton

 The Symbol
      The speaking at the Rotary is Praise devoid of Proof
      The talking at the Rotary turns mostly on the oof
      But both require an Emblem; and a Wheel is just the thing
      When you argue in a circle and do business in a Ring.
 At a Rotarian Lunch
      Broken on another wheel than Rotary
      St. Catherine's body set her spirit free
      Here rests the body that the soul may squirm
      In all joints broken to a jointless worm.
 A Declaration of Dependence
      The Jeffersonian justice which
      Degenerate hucksters quote
      Republicans have had by right
      Rotarians by rote.

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