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Thomas R. Lounsbury, ed. (1838–1915). Yale Book of American Verse.  1912.
 
Ralph Waldo Emerson. 1803–1882
 
44. Poet
 
TO clothe the fiery thought 
In simple words succeeds, 
For still the craft of genius is 
To mask a king in weeds. 
 
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