Lines to Be Embroidered on a Bib or the Child Is Father of the Man, But Not for Quite a While

So Thomas Edison  
Never drank his medicine;  
So Blackstone and Hoyle  
Refused cod-liver oil;  
So Sir Thomas Malory  
Never heard of a calory;  
So the Earl of Lennox  
Murdered Rizzio without the aid of vitamins or calisthenox;  
So Socrates and Plato  
Ate dessert without finishing their potato;  
So spinach was too spinachy  
For Leonardo da Vinaci;  
Well, it’s all immaterial,  
So eat your nice cereal,  
And if you want to name your ration,  
First go get a reputation.
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