David Law Proudfit

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In Texas, years ago, almost all of the oil came from surface operations. Then someone got the idea that there were greater sources of supply deeper down. A well was drilled five thousand feet deep. The result? A gusher. Too many of us operate on the surface. We never go deep enough to find supernatural resources. The result is, we never operate at our best. More time and investment is involved to go deep but a gusher will pay off.
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David Law Proudfit (October 27, 1842, Newburg, New York – February 23, 1897, New York City) was an American poet and lithographer, who also wrote under the pseudonym Peleg Arkwright.

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  • A man sat on a rock and sought
    Refreshment from his thumb;
    A dinotherium wandered by
    And scared him some.
    His name was Smith. The kind of rock
    He sat upon was shale.
    One feature quite distinguished him—
    He had a tail.
  • Prehistoric Smith, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Nature abhors imperfect work
    And on it lays her ban;
    And all creation must despise
    A tailless man.
  • Prehistoric Smith, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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