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In Memoriam A.H.H.

         
            CXXVII.
             
      And all is well, tho’ faith and form
          Be sunder’d in the night of fear;
          Well roars the storm to those that hear
      A deeper voice across the storm,

      Proclaiming social truth shall spread,
          And justice, ev’n tho’ thrice again
          The red fool-fury of the Seine
      Should pile her barricades with dead.

      But ill for him that wears a crown,
          And him, the lazar, in his rags:
          They tremble, the sustaining crags;
      The spires of ice are toppled down,

      And molten up, and roar in flood;
          The fortress crashes from on high,
          The brute earth lightens to the sky,
      And the great Æon sinks in blood,

      And compass’d by the fires of Hell;
          While thou, dear spirit, happy star,
          O’erlook’st the tumult from afar,
      And smilest, knowing all is well.
       


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