by Edmund Frederick from
| ...what sorry shows and shadows we are.
Without our clothes and our pedestals we are poor things and much of a size;
our dignities are not real, our pomps are shams. At our best and stateliest
we are not suns, as we pretended, and teach, and believe, but only candles;
and any bummer can blow us out.
- "The Memorable Assassination"
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