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Anthony Findlay

 Both for the country and for the man,
And for a country as well as a man,
'Tis better to be feared than loved.
And if this country would rather part With the friendship of every nation Than surrender its wealth, I say of a man 'tis worse to lose Money than friends.
And I rend the curtain that hides the soul Of an ancient aspiration: When the people clamor for freedom They really seek for power o'er the strong.
I, Anthony Findlay, rising to greatness From a humble water carrier, Until I could say to thousands "Come," And say to thousands "Go," Affirm that a nation can never be good, Or achieve the good, Where the strong and the wise have not the rod To use on the dull and weak.

Poem by Edgar Lee Masters
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