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IN OTHER WORDS

T. R. to W. H. T.

“I was a king in Babylon And you were a christian slave.”

Henley.

Or ever the knightly fight was on,   The skirmish of smear and smudge, I was a King in Washington   And you were a circuit judge.

I saw, I took, I made you great,   Friendly I called you Will, And back in Nineteen Hundred and Eight,   Out in Chicago, Ill., I made the convention nominate,   And now—the terrible chill.

For many a sun has set and shone   On the path we used to trudge When I was a King in Washington   And you were a circuit judge.

I passed the lie and you passed it back;   You said I was all untruth;

I said that honesty was your lack;
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