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Quotation by Wallace Stevens
Captain, the man of skill, the expert
Leader, the creator of bursting color
And rainbow sortilege, the savage weapon
Against enemies, against the prester,
Presto, whose whispers prickle the spirit.
Wallace Stevens (1879–1955), U.S. poet. "Examination of the Hero in a Time of War."
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