To Benedict Spinosa

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To Benedict Spinosa

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B. W. Ball, “To Benedict Spinosa,” The Radical Review 1, no. 1 (May 1877): 24.

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TO BENEDICT SPINOZA.

 

O pure as Christ, as deeply-souled

            Whose life an alder-shaded stream,

            Hid from the broad day's garish beam,

In hush of thought unmurmuring rolled.

 

Thou outcast of an outcast race!

            From loyalty to truth no lure

            Thy step could turn,—its path obscure

Content with even tread to pace.

 

With surer foot who could have scaled

            The vulgar heights? Conformist,—thee

            With loud acclaim and jubilee

Rabbles and rabbins would have hailed.

 

With tardy recognition now

            Memorial honors thee await,

            There, where on earth thine humble fate

Thou didst accept with placid brow.

            B. W. Ball.

 

B. W. Ball, “To Benedict Spinosa,” The Radical Review 1, no. 1 (May 1877): 24.

 

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Ball, B. W., “To Benedict Spinosa,” The Libertarian Labyrinth, accessed January 16, 2018, http://library.libertarian-labyrinth.org/items/show/39.