Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, JAMES BARR AMES, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE

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JAMES BARR AMES, by            
First Line: Twin soul of coke! A peerless master, he
Last Line: Of him whose work endureth to the end.
Subject(s): Ames, James Barr (1846-1910); Judges; Praise

TWIN soul of Coke! A peerless master, he
Sent forth to bench and bar enlightened men
Whose work was his reward, for in his ken
His own star had no lustre, could he see
Its radiance in others. This one plea
He ever voiced by spoken word or pen, —
That only learning can redeem again
For modern law its place of majesty.
He was the patient Prince whose gracious ways
Impulsively made each one call him friend;
The Nation shall not pass him by; in days
Now far remote, when other men shall bend
O'er legal tasks, their lips shall break in praise
Of him whose work endureth to the end.

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