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

By John Boyle O’Reilly

(Irish-born American journalist, 1844–1890)
 
THE THIRSTY of soul soon learn to know
The moistureless froth of the social show,
The vulgar sham of the pompous feast
Where the heaviest purse is the highest priest;
The organized charity, scrimped and iced,        5
In the name of a cautious, statistical Christ.
 
 
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