Thou shalt have one God only; whoWould be at the expense of two?No graven images may beWorshipped, except the currency:Swear not at all; for for thy curseThine enemy is none the worse:At church on Sunday to attendWill serve to keep the world thy friend:Honour thy parents; that is, allFrom whom advancement may befall:Thou shalt not kill; but needst not striveOfficiously to keep alive:Do not adultery commit;Advantage rarely comes of it:Thou shalt not steal; an empty feat,When its so lucrative to cheat:Bear not false witness: let the lieHave time on its own wings to fly:Thou shalt not covet; but traditionApproves all forms of competition. The sum of all is, thou shalt love,If any body, God above:At any rate shall never labourMore than thyself to love thy neighbour.
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Source Notes: Source: ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH, The Latest Decalogue, The Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough, ed. A. L. P. Norrington, pp. 6061 .
Arthur Hugh Clough (January 1, 1819 November 13, 1861) was an English poet, and the brother of Anne Jemima Clough.