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Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950).  Spoon River Anthology.  1916.

48. George Trimble

DO you remember when I stood on the steps 
Of the Court House and talked free-silver, 
And the single-tax of Henry George? 
Then do you remember that, when the Peerless Leader 
Lost the first battle, I began to talk prohibition,         5
And became active in the church? 
That was due to my wife, 
Who pictured to me my destruction 
If I did not prove my morality to the people. 
Well, she ruined me:  10
For the radicals grew suspicious of me, 
And the conservatives were never sure of me— 
And here I lie, unwept of all. 



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