To Mr. Willard Parker --
Smile a little  smile a little
   As you pass along;
Not alone when life is pleasant
   But when things go wrong.

                Ella Wheeler Wilcox
                   Nov 4th 1910

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Transcription by Richard A. Edwards
Courtesy of the Rare Book, Manuscript, & Special Collections Library
Duke University, Durham, NC
Reproduced by permission.