With apologies to James Whitcomb Riley.

(”The result of taking second place to girls at school is that the boy
feels a sense of inferiority that he is never afterward able entirely to
shake off.”-Editorial in London Globe against co-education.)

There, little girl, don't read,
You're fond of your books, I know,
But Brother might mope
If he had no hope
Of getting ahead of you.
It's dull for a boy who cannot lead.
There, little girl, don't read.