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The Oxhill News

December 2003

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December Happenings
Editorial
Couldn't Be Done
Service Times
Festival Choir
Cover Picture
PC Report 11th November 2003
Broadband
Parish Council
Welcome
True Countryman
25 Years Ago
Carol Singing
Garden Club
WI Report
Happy Christmas
Pate & Puds
Dating Game
For Sale
Calling Flower Arrangers
Holy Wreaths
Christmas Puddings
Tarts & Tartans
Xmas Lunch
Nature Notes
Xmas Wishes
Two Takes

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It Couldn't Be Done

Somebody said that it couldn't be done
But he with a chuckle replied
That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so till he tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it;"
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat
And the first thing we knew he'd begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

 There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure,
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it.
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That "cannot be done", and you'll do it.

Edgar Albert Guest (1881-1959)

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