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First Line: We are weary of opinion
Last Line: And the nations pass away!


[Apologies to J. K. Stephens.]

We are weary of opinion,
Of the supercilious crowd
Who hold sacrosanct dominion
Over magazines endowed;

For it is a fearful trial,
Which we suffer for no crime,
That the hands upon the Dial
Try to regulate our time.

Could we, with a knotty club, lick
Common sense into the wits
Who would mold the New Republic
On the old one's scattered bits?

Will there ever come a season
Which shall rid us of the curse
Of a shrill Appeal to Reason
Which is Bolshevik or worse;

When we'll dodge the fell afflatus
Of these brilliant hare-spring brains,
And the fates shall liberate us
From the Liberator's chains?

Ah, with what unbounded glee, men
Will be filled upon the day
When the world is free of Freemen
And the Nations pass away!





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