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Edgar Lee Masters (Эдгар Ли Мастерс)


Judge Somers


How does it happen, tell me,
That I who was the most erudite of lawyers,
Who knew Blackstone and Coke
Almost by heart, who made the greatest speech
The court-house ever heard, and wrote
A brief that won the praise of Justice Breese--
How does it happen, tell me,
That I lie here unmarked, forgotten,
While Chase Henry, the town drunkard,
Has a marble block, topped by an urn,
Wherein Nature, in a mood ironical,
Has sown a flowering seed?



Edgar Lee Masters's other poems:
  1. Jim Brown
  2. Judson Stoddard
  3. Minerva Jones
  4. Mrs. Kessler
  5. Aaron Hatfield


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