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Masters, Edgar Lee: Spoon River Anthology - Deacon Taylor

Portre of Masters, Edgar Lee

Spoon River Anthology - Deacon Taylor (English)

  I belonged to the church,

  And to the party of prohibition;

  And the villagers thought I died of eating watermelon.

  In truth I had cirrhosis of the liver,

  For every noon for thirty years,

  I slipped behind the prescription partition

  In Trainor's drug store

  And poured a generous drink

  From the bottle marked:

  "Spiritus frumenti."

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