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Hao Li Xing

Gallant men there were, from the Eastern lands,
rallying against the nefarious ones.
At Mengjin, where the last Alliance met,
they vowed
to free the Capital from the evil shroud.

Though their forces were one, their minds
divided; hesitant they marched
like geese leaderless.
And not long after,
they fought
among themselves; for profit they sought.

The younger Yuan himself an emperor made,
In the north the other carved a seal of jade.

When last did armour leave the soldiers' frames?
Lice and fleas infest the long-worn metal.
From a myriad...

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