Poetry of Kansas
 

Kansas, Then And Now.

DRENCHED with impetuous martyr blood she
          stands, 
A nation's pride___the weeping cynosure
Of all the world. Deflowered by ruthless hands, 
Defamed, dishonored, reft of all that's pure, 
To rise a spotless monument, at last, 
For all the future and to all the past. 

__Albert Bigelow Paine.

 
Rhymes by Two Friends
Albert Bigelow Paine & William Allen White
(Fort Scott: M. L. Izor and Son. 1893)
Page 49
 
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