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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
The “Moses” of Michael Angelo
By Robert Browning
 
AND who is He that sculptured in huge stone,
  Sitteth a giant, where no works arrive
  Of straining Art, and hath so prompt and live
The lips, I hasten to their very tone?
Moses is He—Ay, that makes clearly known        5
  The chin’s thick boast, and brow’s prerogative
  Of double ray; so did the mountain give
Back to the world that visage, God was grown
Great part of! Such was he when he suspended
  Round him the sounding and vast waters; such        10
  When he shut sea on sea o’er Mizraim.
And ye, his hordes, a vile calf raised, and bended
  The knee? This Image had ye raised, not much
  Had been your error in adoring Him.
 
 
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