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First Line: Trust is a trembling thing
Last Line: So speaking with your enemies in the gate.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Trust

Trust is a trembling thing;
No glaring champion never overthrown,
No cannon grinning out of the catacombed stone,
But a young sparrow that with just-tried wing
On some steep wall-face fluttering goes to cling;
Or a petticoated child not two years old,
Who with a simple-simulated wrath
Bids some great dog begone out of his path,
Betwixt abashed and bold.

My pretty fledgling, flit and light unlamed;
Can Nature else but love you? Shrilly berate
That slow old dog, young darling; it was foretold
You should not be ashamed
So speaking with your enemies in the gate.

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