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Arcturus is his other name

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 "Arcturus" is his other name --
I'd rather call him "Star.
" It's very mean of Science To go and interfere! I slew a worm the other day -- A "Savant" passing by Murmured "Resurgam" -- "Centipede"! "Oh Lord -- how frail are we"! I pull a flower from the woods -- A monster with a glass Computes the stamens in a breath -- And has her in a "class"! Whereas I took the Butterfly Aforetime in my hat -- He sits erect in "Cabinets" -- The Clover bells forgot.
What once was "Heaven" Is "Zenith" now -- Where I proposed to go When Time's brief masquerade was done Is mapped and charted too.
What if the poles should frisk about And stand upon their heads! I hope I'm ready for "the worst" -- Whatever prank betides! Perhaps the "Kingdom of Heaven's" changed -- I hope the "Children" there Won't be "new fashioned" when I come -- And laugh at me -- and stare -- I hope the Father in the skies Will lift his little girl -- Old fashioned -- naught -- everything -- Over the stile of "Pearl.
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