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- THE beardless statesman out at monarchy screams,
- "Down, trampler by the heel on men's rights, down,
- Foe to humanity's universal crown
- Because it overdazzles thy false crown's beams";--
- Thoughtless of human needs, he ever dreams
- Of human "rights"--those "rights" being just alone
- The singular needs peculiarly his own,--
- Such needs as power to test one's own law-schemes;
- But learned to think, he sees that men, in a king,
- Find much they need,--a thing, to which must bow
- Masters, as low as serfs; a man, whose brow
- Is highest in the state, and yet must spring
- Smiles to their smiles;--and so he lets enjoy
- Mankind its many kings, as a child its toy.
- Ebenezer Jones
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