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  •  I love the poem and teach it each year. (4+ / 0-)

    It is the contrast of artistic sensitivity and moral insensitivity that animates the Duke. He is a monster indeed. I could see him running a Nazi death camp. He would make sure the flower beds were neat as he gassed thousands.

    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others." --Groucho Marx

    by Dragon5616 on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 04:07:17 PM PDT

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