He Preached Upon 'Breadth’ Till It Argued Him Narrow '€”

He preached upon 'Breadth’ till it argued him narrow -
The Broad are too broad to define
And of 'Truth’ until it proclaimed him a Liar -
The Truth never flaunted a Sign -
Simplicity fled from his counterfeit presence
As Gold the Pyrites would shun -
What confusion would cover the innocent Jesus
To meet so enabled a Man!
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