Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Explain the logic one more time...

Bust of Alexander the Great
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Robert Lowell, in "Death of Alexander" from History (1973):

No one was like him. Terrible were his crimes—
but if you wish to blackguard the Great King,
think how mean, obscure and dull you are,
your labors lowly and your merits less...

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