I just came by the prison door,
I gave a penny to the poor:
Papa did this good act approve,
And poor Mamma cry'd out for Love.
5 Whene'er the poor comes to my gate,
Relief I will communicate;
And tell my Sire his sons shall be
As charitably great as he.
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.