Poetry, Part 3

Portion of a book cover from 1899 with the word 'poetry' and a decorative flourish.
Shun delays, they breed remorse;
Take thy time while time is lent thee.
- Omaha World-Herald, 3 July 1892.

I've found another bit of poetry embedded in one of Estelle True-Nell's ads. This time, she gives us valuable (and free!) advice regarding procrastination.

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Transcript for How to Be Estelle: Poetry, Part 3

[00:00:05] Narrator: Estelle True-Nell was a remarkable woman. Our modern era has forgotten her, and I think that's too bad. I'd like to introduce you to her amazing life, one career at a time. Along the way, we might pick up a tip or two for ourselves, as we learn How to Be Estelle.

[00:00:24] I have found another example of Estelle's advertising poetry tucked into an ad in Omaha, Nebraska in July 1892. You can thank me later.

[00:00:35] She tells what you should do to be successful, where you should go and how to get there, who is whom and what is what, who your friends are, and who are not.

[00:00:45] She unites the separated in harmony and love and makes their lives a continuous source of perpetual delight.

[00:00:54] Don't fail to see her, for you will never see her equal here again. If you think you would like to see her, then heed her solemn warning.

[00:01:04] Shun delays, they breed remorse;
Take thy time while time is lent thee;
Creeping snails have weakest force,
Flee their fault lest they repent thee.
Good is best when soonest wrought --
Lingering labors come to nought.

[00:01:23] I'll do my best to shun delays and get the next episode ready. No remorse for us, as we continue to learn How to Be Estelle.

Estelle True-Nell
Through her wonderful gift of 'second sight' she can reveal the past and unveil the future. She will astonish you from the very outset with her remarkable influence over your mind.
- Los Angeles Herald, 21 November 1891.