Robert Haven Schauffler

(8 April 1879 – 24 November 1964 / brünn)

Scum O' The Earth

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At the gate of the West I stand,
On the isle where the nations throng.
We call them "scum o' the earth";

Stay, are we doing you wrong,
Young fellow from Socrates' land? --
You, like a Hermes so lissome and strong

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