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Edgar Lee Masters

(23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States)

Poems of Edgar Lee Masters

261. Zenas Witt 1/3/2003
262. Zilpha Marsh 1/3/2003

Elliott Hawkins

I looked like Abraham Lincoln.
I was one of you, Spoon River, in all fellowship,
But standing for the rights of property and for order.
A regular church attendant,
Sometimes appearing in your town meetings to warn you
Against the evils of discontent and envy,
And to denounce those who tried to destroy the Union,
And to point to the peril of the Knights of Labor.
My success and my example are inevitable influences

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