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After certain disastrous campaigns


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  [begin leaf 1 recto]

Answer me, year of repulses 
  After ^certain disastrous campaigns.

Answer me, traitor! year of 
How will the poets, the lecturers  
 of ages hence, look back to you, 
 & to me also?
What themes will they make ^O year out of 
 you, O year? (themes for ironical sarcastic  
What are the ballads & proofs to 
 be finally made shown of out of you?
Are they not indeed to be shown 
 with pride, as by poets bards descended of 
 mine own from me? by my children?
Are to be they really of failures? of 
 ^are they sterile, incompetent yieldings after all?
Are they not indeed to be as 
 victorious shouts from my 
  [begin leaf 1 verso]
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