A Partisan's Protest

Ambrose Bierce 1842 (Meigs County) – 1914 (Chihuahua)



O statesmen, what would you be at,
With torches, flags and bands?
You make me first throw up my hat,
And then my hands.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. more…

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