To ---- II (Botta)

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        I do not ask if an illustrious name
            Has shed upon thy birth its purple glow;
        Nor do I ask what titles thou canst claim,
            What ribbon favors, such as kings bestow.
        Why should I, when upon thy brow I see,
            In its expression of all lofty things,
        The insignia of that true nobility
            That bears the impress of the King of kings?

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.