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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
They Will Say
By Carl Sandburg
 
From “Days”

  OF my city the worst that men will ever say is this:
You took little children away from the sun and the dew,
And the glimmers that played in the grass under the great sky
And the reckless rain; you put them between walls
To work, broken and smothered, for bread and wages,        5
To eat dust in their throats and die empty-hearted
For a little handful of pay on a few Saturday nights.
 
 
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