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The Leaden-Eyed (From The Congo)
By Vachel Lindsay
(Poet and minstrel of Springfield, Illinois, 18791931; has tramped over many parts of the United States with his leaflet of Rhymes to be Traded for Bread. He has rediscovered the Homeric chant, and poured into it the life of the Middle West)
LET not young souls be smothered out before
They do quaint deeds and fully flaunt their pride.