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A DANIEL COME TO JUDGMENT, by             Poem Explanation         Poet's Biography
First Line: Misjudged, misread, mistrusted, unappeased
Last Line: And stripped of his disguise!
Subject(s): Anger; Eyes; Judgments; Passion

Misjudged, misread, mistrusted, unappeased,
A virgin, proud and cold;
Lovelier than he whom the fond Cyprian seized
And could not hold;
He moves amid our throng, sits at our board,
Eats, drinks, and wounds us all;
The Incarnate Writing of the Invisible Lord
On our Belshazzar's wall.

He loathes us. His contempt none can assuage.
Yet is he maddening-fair!
He mocks our passion, as he scorns our rage.
His air is not our air.
Our glory and our pride he turns to shame
With his cold virgin eyes.
Up! Let us drive him from us whence he came;
And stripped of his disguise!

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