Stephen Vincent Benet
Pennsylvania / United States
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Alexander Vi Dines With The Cardinal Of Capua

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Next, then, the peacock, gilt
With all its feathers. Look, what gorgeous dyes
Flow in the eyes!
And how deep, lustrous greens are splashed and spilt
Along the back, that like a sea-wave's crest
Scatters soft beauty o'er th' emblazoned breast!

A strange fowl! But most fit
For feasts like this, whereby I honor one
Pure as the sun!

Yet glowing with the fiery zeal of it!
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