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First Line: He scorned them from the centre of his heart
Last Line: How can he choose but loathe them?
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia


HE scorned them from the centre of his heart,
For well he knew mankind; and he who knows
Must loathe or pity. He who dwells apart,
With books, and nature, and philosophy,
May lull himself with pity; he who dwells
In crowds and cities, struggling with his race,
Must daily see their falsehood and their faults,
Their cold ingratitude, their selfishness --
How can he choose but loathe them?





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