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But talking as men still talk when their cause is bad.
To cover an ugly truth he uses a pretty phrase
As even the Gods have done in the good old days.
He knows that the woman who toils for some one else to be rich
Is no more a queen than the man who digs a ditch.
He knows that the wife at home, whom he does, as he says, revere,
Is not a goddess, or else he would seek her counsel here.
He knows her merely a woman, and he wants no woman to share
His power—

Why does he not say so?

Because he does not dare.

Dares not? Is he a coward?

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