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Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950). Spoon River Anthology. 1916.

110. Hamilton Greene

I WAS the only child of Frances Harris of Virginia

And Thomas Greene of Kentucky,

Of valiant and honorable blood both.

To them I owe all that I became,

Judge, member of Congress, leader in the State.

From my mother I inherited

Vivacity, fancy, language;

From my father will, judgment, logic.

All honor to them

For what service I was to the people!