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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Song of Young Burbage
By Haniel Long
From “On the Road”

THE GOAT that rubbed my knees last night
  And left his ancient smell
Maddened my heart that I was what
  A hornèd goat could tell.
For if his favor singled me        5
  Out of the passing crowd,
I know I’m not too well disguised
  Nor yet too worldly proud.
Most difficult it is today
  Beneath a coat and vest:        10
I fear my old identity
  May fade with all the rest.
But I’ll go back to hill and sky
  And hold a colloquy:
I need those ancient presences        15
  Whose tumult still is—me!

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