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Despotism Tempered by Dynamite.

My palaces are prisons to myself;
I taste no food that may not poison me;
I plant no footstep sure it will not stir
Instant destruction of explosive fire;
I look with terror to each day and night—
     With tenfold terror to my crowning day.

May, 1882

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