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Augustin S. Macdonald, comp.  A Collection of Verse by California Poets.  1914.
 
El Vaquero
By Lucius Harwood Foote
 
TINGED with the blood of Aztec lands,
Sphinx-like, the tawny herdsman stands,
A coiled reata in his hands.
Devoid of hope, devoid of fear,
Half brigand, and half cavalier,—        5
This helot, with imperial grace,
Wears ever on his tawny face
A sad, defiant look of pain.
Left by the fierce iconoclast
A living fragment of the past,—        10
Greek of the Greeks he must remain.
 
 
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