Poetry of Witness and Protest

Poetry of Witness and Protest - they will reply, ive them...

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ing the Mad by Justice e was put in a jacket, e was sent home, e was given bread and meat ld eat none, s one cried No No No No ong. e looked at the window gh it were a wall, e saw things that were not there, e things that were, s one cried No No No No ong. e thought himself a bird, e a dog, s one thought himself a man, nary man, e d and cried No No No No ong. they will reply, give them all the lie. rts they have no soundness, ary by esteeming; chools they want profoundness, tand too much on seeming: and school reply, arts and school the lie. aith it fled the city; ow the country erreth; manhood shakes off pity; irtue least preferreth: f they do reply, not to give the lie. hen thou hast, as I manded thee, done blabbing,-- ugh to give the lie ves no less than stabbing,-- at thee, he that will, ab the soul can kill. g and partly like gurgling The Lie by Sir Walter Raleigh Go, Soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless arrant! Fear not to touch the best; The truth shall be thy warrant: Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie. Say to the court it glows And shines like rotten wood; Say to the church it shows What's good, and doth no good: If court and church reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates they live Acting by others' action, Not loved unless they give, Not strong but by a faction. If potentates reply, Give potentates the lie. Tell men of high condition That manage the estate, Their purpose is ambition, Their practice only hate: And if they make reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell them that brave it most, They beg for more by spending, Who, in their greatest cost, Seek nothing but commending: And if they make reply, Then give them all the lie. Tell zeal it wants devotion; Tell love it is but lust; Tell time it is but motion; Tell flesh it is but dust: And wish them not reply, For thou must give the lie. Tell age it daily wasteth; Tell honor how it alters; Tell beauty how she blasteth; Tell favor how she falters: And as they shall reply, Give every one the lie.
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To Sir Toby by Frenau A Sugar Planter in the Interior Parts of Jamaica, Near the City of San Jago de la Vega, 1784 1 If there exists a hell – the case is clear – 2 Sir Toby’s slaves enjoy that portion here: 3 Here are no blazing brimstone lakes – ‘tis true; 4 But kindled Rum too often burns as blue; 5 In which some fiend, whom nature must detest, 6 Steeps Toby’s brand, and marks poor Cudjoe’s breast. 7 Here whips on whips excite perpetual fears,
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