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The spectacle [of American politics] resembles that of swarms of insects changing from worms to wings. They must get the wings or ...
Thought can but share
Belief--and the tormented soul,
Changing confession to despair,
Must wear a borrowed robe.
How many councils and decrees
Have perished in the simple prayer
That gave obedience to the knee;
I never saw a Moor--
I never spoke with God
Nor visited in Heaven--
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the Checks were given--
Yet know I how the heather looks
And the truth wailing there like a red babe.
If I could only live at the pitch that is near madness
When everything is as it was in my childhood
...
we, outlaws on God's property,
Fling out imagination beyond the skies,
...
The guileless old scapegoat;
For forty nights and days
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