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by Stephen Crane (1871 - 1900)

Yes, I have a thousand tongues
Language: English 
Yes, I have a thousand tongues,
And nine and ninety-nine lie. 
Though I strive to use the one,
It will make no melody at my will,
But [is]1 dead in my mouth.

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1 Hermann: "it is"


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Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2008-08-31
Line count: 5
Word count: 32