Poetry of Kansas


Is it not a great deal wiser,
    Crimes and vices to prevent,
Than to try to cure their evil
    By inflicting punishment?
Let us educate the people.
    Teach divine, and human law.
Then our prisons will be churches___
    Human action know no flaw.

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman


Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 121

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