Morning Carol

Oh! the present is gay,

   And the future is bright,

As I lie in my bed

   With a heart that is light.

For I think with a smile

   (And I know I am right)

That my face is a fairly

   Presentable sight,

And I need not get up

   For ten minutes quite.

For – oh! rapture ecstatic,

   I shaved overnight.

First published in Fun Magazine, April 6, 1901.

Illustration Paul Cox