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The American Cyclops, the Hero of New Orleans, and Spoiler of Silver Spoons

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Published: 1867
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,096 / 17 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 845
Added to site: 2007.05.03
mnybks.net#: 16760
Genre: Poetry
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'Twere idle to upbraid the good old plea--
Might governs all, the rest were mock'ry.
The plumpest fly a sparrow's meal provides--
The heartless bird its agony derides:
"Nay," quoth relentless Sparrow, "you must die,
For you, weak thing, are not so strong as I."
A Hawk surprised him at his dainty meal,
In vain the Sparrow gasped his last appeal;

[Illustration: "The faithful groom the pawing steed attends,

                The maudlin Cyclops all oblique ascends;
                But ere the lambent flames consume the town
                The Cid unhorsed, like Bacchus, topples down."      _Page_ 21.]

"Wherefore, Sir Hawk, must I, thy victim, die?"
"Peace," quoth the Hawk, "thou art less strong than I."
Grimly an

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