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Hamilton Fish Armstrong, ed.  The Book of New York Verse.  1917.
 
The Curb-Brokers
By Florence Wilkinson Evans
 
  HAIL, ye frenzied creatures, antic, mask-like figures,
  Shouting gibberish symbols, wheat and corn and cotton.
  Lo, the whole world is a maniac vision,
  Worm-eaten by black hopes and wriggling poisonous alarms;
Neither flesh nor blood nor God nor devil,        5
One great brazen throat and dollar-signs for arms.
    Hail, ye frenzied creatures,
    ’Tis a blue autumn morn!
    And did ye ever walk among the rustling rows of corn?
 
 
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