The Triumph of Civilization


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Editor : Charlotte Wilson

Tags : great, street, road, stare, outskirts, city, fashionable, mansions, withdrawn, noise.

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On the outskirts of a great city,
A street of fashionable mansions well withdrawn from all the noise
   and bustle;
And in the street--the only figure there--in the middle of the road,
   in the bitter wind --
Red-nosed thin-shawled, with ankles bare and old boots--
A woman bent and haggard, croaking a dismal song.

And the great windows stare upon her wretchedness, and stare across
   the road upon each other,
With big fool eyes;
But not a door is opened, not a face is seen,
Nor form of life down all the dreary street,
To certify the existence of humanity,--
Other than hers.

Freedom: A Journal of Anarchist Socialism
Vol. 1 -- No. 1,

From : AnarchyArchives.

Chronology :

October 01, 1886 : The Triumph of Civilization -- Publication.
April 23, 2018 : The Triumph of Civilization -- Added to
July 25, 2019 : The Triumph of Civilization -- Last Updated on

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