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Poems of Men and Events


Poems of Men and Events

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    George Alfred Townsend
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1899 Original Publisher: E.F. Bonaventure Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: The paroxysm left me long, But party frenzy, deadly strong, Lured my old age to human wrong: I smote the helpless from my height As in my father's frosty pudeur : The world cried out in my despite, But not a raven croaked " Magruder ! " Five years and forty since the crime Had left me but a wrinkled mime. To seal that record old with'grime I wrote my life, I passed it bland To one who would still be excluder Of that which would my pandect brand And on my statue write " Magruder." Then in that Jesuit's guarded spot Wherein my father's grave was not, I thought his shade would be forgot That I would be beyond the crowd My secret knowing no obtruder: I quit my coffin in my shroud -- The tombstones next me spelled " Magruder" There do they stand in pallid white. They see my spectre every night And balk my purgatorial flight:: " Justice! " they cry, " thou, Justice Chief! Thy fame was won as a deluder! Thy neighbor's life took like a thief Stands in thy court of death, -- Magruder! " Frederick, Mo., August 30,1898. ROSCOE CONKLING The peevish school exclaims, That thy return so gladdens great New York 1 These spiteful leaders make us miss the more One man of lofty mark: One young man yet sincere, Whose scorn is scorn and his affection sweet, Whose mind was never humbled to the crowd, Nor cowered by defeat: Who thinks exalted things, And typifies the Empire of our State His brain amidst the atmosphere of kings, And strong among the great: For such New York forgives His manly frailties in the love of her, Her...  
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