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So, be their position of 1 property 30 With ashes, echoes, and previous wars,— Or ever we be of the evening, Or we be misplaced one of the stars. UNCLE ANANIAS His phrases have been magic and his middle used to be precise, And far and wide he wandered he used to be blessed. Out of all old males my adolescence knew i select him and that i mark him for the simplest. 5 Of all authoritative liars, too, I crown him most adorable. How fondly I be mindful the satisfaction that usually glorified him within the spring; The joyous braveness and the benedight 10 Profusion of his religion in every thing! He used to be a very good previous guy, and it used to be correct That he must have his fling. and infrequently, beneath the apple-trees, once we shocked him in the summertime time, 15 With what terrific beauty and simplicity He sinned adequate to make the day chic! And if he beloved us there approximately his knees, actually it used to be no crime. All summer season lengthy we enjoyed him for a similar 20 Perennial thought of his lies; And while the russet wealth of autumn got here, There flew yet fairer visions to our eyes— a number of, tropical, winged with a feathery flame, Like birds of paradise. 25 So to the sheltered finish of many a yr He charmed the seasons out with pageantry donning upon his brow, without worry, The laurel of licensed iniquity. and each baby who knew him, a long way or close to, 30 Did love him faithfully. THE WHIP The doubt you fought goodbye The cynic web you solid, The tyranny, the incorrect, The damage, they're earlier; 5 And the following you're ultimately, Your blood not vexed. The coffin has you quick, The clod can have you subsequent. yet worry you no longer the clod, 10 Nor ever doubt the grave: The roses and the sod won't forswear the wave. The present the river gave Is now yet theirs to hide: 15 The mistress and the slave Are long past now, and the sweetheart. You left the 2 to discover their very own technique to the edge Then—shall I name you blind? — 20 You selected to plunge and sink. God is familiar with the gall we drink isn't the mead we cry for, Nor used to be it, I may still imagine— For you—a factor to die for. 25 Could we have now performed an identical, Had we been on your position? — This funeral of your identify Throws no gentle at the case. may possibly we have now made the chase, 30 And felt then as you felt? — yet what’s this in your face, Blue, curious, like a welt? there have been a few ropes of sand Recorded in the past, 35 But none, I comprehend, Of water. Is it so? And she—she struck the blow, You yet a neck behind . . . You observed the river circulation— 40 Still, shall I name you blind? THE WHITE lighting (Broadway, 1906) while in from Delos got here the gold That held the dream of Pericles, whilst first Athenian ears have been advised The tumult of Euripides, 5 When males met Aristophanes, Who fledged them with immortal quills— the following, the place the time knew none of those, there have been a few islands and a few hills. while Rome went ravening to determine 10 The sons of moms finish their days, whilst Flaccus bade Leuconoë To banish her Chaldean methods, while first the pearled, alembic word Of Maro into song ran— 15 Here there has been neither blame nor compliment For Rome, or for the Mantuan.