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Upton Sinclair, ed. (1878–1968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest.  1915.
 
Tainted Wealth

By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

(German philosopher and poet, 1749–1832)
 
CAPACIOUS is the Church’s belly;
Whole nations it has swallowed down,
Yet no dyspepsia ’neath its gown;
The Church alone, in jewels drest,
Your “tainted wealth” can quite digest.        5
 
 
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