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Mediocrity is the most effective mask a superior spirit can wear, because to the great majority, which is to say, to the mediocre, ...
In the learned journal, in the influential newspaper, I discern no form; only some irresponsible shadow; oftener some monied corpo ...
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
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Me and my shadow
Strolling down the avenue.
When I wrote of the women in their dances and wildness, it was a mask,
on their mountain, gold-hunting, singing, in orgy,
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I met Murder on the way--
He had a mask like Castlereagh--
my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.
I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
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The torrent of the reaching shade
Broke shadow into all its parts,
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