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Ambrose Bierce

(1842-1914)

  • "Alone"
       In contact, lo! the flint and steel,
  • "Decalogue"
       Thou shalt no God but me adore:
  • "Elegy"
       The cur foretells the knell of parting day;
  • "Freedom"
       Freedom, as every schoolboy knows,
  • "Piety"
       The pig is taught by sermons and epistles
  • "Rimer"
       The rimer quenches his unheeded fires,
  • "Safety-Clutch"
       Once I seen a human ruin
  • "Weather"
       Once I dipt into the future far as human eye could see,
  • An Inscription
       A conqueror as provident as brave,
  • New Decalogue, The
       Have but one God: thy knees were sore
  • Statesmen, The
       How blest the land that counts among
  • To the Bartholdi Statue
       O Liberty, God-gifted--
  • With a Book
       Words shouting, singing, smiling, frowning--