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Upton Sinclair, ed. (1878–1968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest.  1915.
 
The Freebooter’s Prayer
A Modern Version
(U. S. A., 1905)

By Arthur Guiterman

(Contemporary American poet)
 
THOU, Whom rich and poor adore,
Grant me fifty millions more,
Earned or pilfered, foul or pure;
From man’s law hold me secure.
So, when I have gained of gold        5
All my coffers well can hold,
I may give, O Lord, for Thee,
One-sixteenth in Charity.
 
 
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