Quotation by Bret Harte

Which I wish to remark—
And my language is plain—
That for ways that are dark
And for tricks that are vain,
The heathen Chinee is peculiar:
Which the same I would rise to explain.
Bret Harte (1836–1902), U.S. author (FRANCIS BRET HARTE). Plain Language from Truthful James (l. 1–6). . .

Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmon, ed. (1979) Oxford University Press.
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