The Passions that We Fought With

The passions that we fought with and subdued
Never quite die. In some maimed serpent's coil
They lurk, ready to spring and vindicate
That power was once our torture and our lord.

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Trumbull Stickney

Joseph Trumbull Stickney was an American classical scholar and poet. more…

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