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Cleanliness Come, my friend, near-
Fie! what filthy hands are here!
Who, that you could understand
The rare structure of a hand,
With its branching fingers fine,
Work itself of hands divine,
Strong, yet delicately knit,
For ten thousand uses fit,
Overlaid with so clear skin
You may see the blood within,-
Who this hand would choose to cover
With a crust of dirt all over,
Till it looked in hue and shape
Like the forefoot of an ape!
Man or boy that works or plays
In the fields or the highways,
May, without offence or hurt,
From the soil contract a dirt
Which the next clear spring or river
Washes out and out for ever-
But to cherish stains impure,
Soil deliberate to endure,
On the skin to fix a stain
Till it works into the grain,
Argues a degenerate mind,
Sordid, slothful, ill-inclined,
Wanting in that self-respect
Which does virtue best protect.
All-endearing cleanliness,
Virtue next to godliness,
Easiest, cheapest, needfull’st duty,
To the body health and beauty;
Who that’s human would refuse it,
When a little water does it?
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Cleanliness! Cleanliness! Cleanliness! 
Cleanliness ever gives you happiness! happiness! happiness! 
For cleanliness is next to Godliness! Godliness! Godliness! 

Keep your surroundings very clean, 
Dust and tidy, wash and preen, 
Spic and span-it must seem, 
In an environment that does gleam.

Physical cleanliness is a must, 
Brush your teeth and attend to bathing; 
Clean your hair and wear clothes clean; 
Be fresh and to be clean, be keen.

Flush all evil thoughts from your mind
And gush it with love and ever be kind; 
Honesty and sincerity; goodness and cheerfulness
Implanted, will make one bounce with happiness. 
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