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JEST, RUSE AND REVENGE
33.
The Lone One.

I hate to follow and I hate to lead.
Obedience? no! and ruling? no, indeed!
 Wouldst fearful be in others' sight?
 Then e'en thyself thou must affright:
The people but the Terror's guidance heed.
I hate to guide myself, I hate the fray.
Like the wild beasts I'll wander far afield.
 In Error's pleasing toils I'll roam
 Awhile, then lure myself back home,
Back home, and—to my self-seduction yield.


34.
Seneca et hoc Genus omne.

They write and write (quite maddening me)
Their "sapient" twaddle airy,
As if 'twere primum scribere,
Deinde philosophari.


35.
Ice.

Yes! I manufacture ice:
Ice may help you to digest:
If you had much to digest,
How you would enjoy my ice!


36.
Youthful Writings.

My wisdom's A and final O
Was then the sound that smote mine ear.