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My country, ’tis of thee

08/05/2013

Here’s another fine example of serendipitous juxtaposition. Perhaps there’s a secret republican sub-editor on the Telegraph.

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My country ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of felony,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my father fried
Young witches, and applied
Whips to the Quaker’s hide,
And made him spring.
[Ambrose Bierce – A Rational Anthem. From Black Beetles in Amber (1892)]

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