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The Devil's Dictionary: Meekness

by Ambrose Bierce
MEDICINE
MEERSCHAUM

MEEKNESS

-n.

Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.

M is for Moses,
Who slew the Egyptian.
As sweet as a rose is
The meekness of Moses.
No monument shows his
Post-mortem inscription,
But M is for Moses
Who slew the Egyptian.

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