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TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 4. IN A SCOTCH-FIR WOOD, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a scotch-fir wood
Last Line: Go hence, and in the centuries come again!
Subject(s): Fields; Nature; Trees; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


IN a Scotch-fir wood—
Where the great rays of the low sun glanced through the trees, in open
beauty under the shaggy green,
Lighting stem behind stem in lofty strength interminable;
And the wild sweet air ran lightly by, with warm scent of
pine-needles—
I heard a voice saying:

O Man, when wilt thou come fit comrade of such trees, fair mate and crown
of such a scene?
Poor pigmy, botched in clothes, feet coffined in boots, braced, stitched
and starched,
Too feeble, alas! too mean, undignified, to be endured—
Go hence, and in the centuries come again!





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