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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Strange
By Edward Rowland Sill (1841–1887)
 
HE died at night. Next day they came
To weep and praise him; sudden fame
These suddenly warm comrades gave.
They called him pure, they called him brave;
One praised his heart, and one his brain;        5
All said, “You’d seek his like in vain,—
Gentle, and strong, and good:” none saw
In all his character a flaw.
 
At noon he wakened from his trance,
Mended, was well! They looked askance;        10
Took his hand coldly; loved him not,
Though they had wept him; quite forgot
His virtues; lent an easy ear
To slanderous tongues; professed a fear
He was not what he seemed to be;        15
Thanked God they were not such as he;
Gave to his hunger stones for bread:
And made him, living, wish him dead.
 
 
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