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Studies At Delhi, 1876

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I.--The Hindu Ascetic.

Here as I sit by the Jumna bank,
Watching the flow of the sacred stream,
Pass me the legions, rank on rank,
And the cannon roar, and the bayonets gleam.

Is it a god or a king that comes?
Both are evil, and both are strong;
With women and worshipping, dancing and drums,
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Dr Antony Theodore 04 September 2019
When shall these phantoums flicker away? Like the smoke of the guns on the wind-swept hill, Like the sounds and colours of yesterday: And the soul have rest, and the air be still. thought provoking.. thank u. tony
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