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

68. A. D. Blood

IF you in the village think that my work was a good one,

Who closed the saloons and stopped all playing at cards,

And haled old Daisy Fraser before Justice Arnett,

In many a crusade to purge the people of sin;

Why do you let the milliner’s daughter Dora,

And the worthless son of Benjamin Pantier

Nightly make my grave their unholy pillow?