Ambrose Bierce (24 June 1842 - 26 December 1913 / Horse Cave Creek, Ohio)
A Bequest To Music
'Let music flourish!' So he said and died.
Hark! ere he's gone the minstrelsy begins:
The symphonies ascend, a swelling tide,
Melodious thunders fill the welkin wide
The grand old lawyers, chinning on their chins!
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