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Poem in iambic tetrameter quatrains by E. A. Robinson, published in The Man Against the Sky (1916). This prophetic satire of thoughtless American ideals denounces the modern trinity of “Dollar, Dove, and Eagle,” and predicts their defeat by “the merciless old verities,” asserting that “the power is yours, but not the sight”:You have the ages for your guide,But not the wisdom to be led.

Subjects: Literature.

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