a trouble
 
archaically fettered
to produce
 
E Pluribus Unum an
island
 
in the sea a Capitol
surmounted
 
by Armed Liberty—
painting
 
sculpture straddled by
a dome
 
eight million pounds
in weight
 
iron plates constructed
to expand
 
and contract with
variations
 
of temperature
the folding
 
and unfolding of a lily.
And Congress
 
authorized and the
Commission
 
was entrusted was
entrusted!
 
a sculptured group
Mars
 
in Roman mail placing
a wreath
 
of laurel on the brow
of Washington
 
Commerce Minerva
Thomas
 
Jefferson John Hancock
at
 
the table Mrs. Motte
presenting
 
Indian burning arrows
to Generals
 
Marion and Lee to fire
her mansion
 
and dislodge the British—
this scaleless
 
jumble is superb
 
and accurate in its
expression
 
of the thing they
would destroy—
 
Baptism of Poca—
hontas
 
with a little card
hanging
 
under it to tell
the persons
 
in the picture.
 
It climbs
 
it runs, it is Geo.
Shoup
 
of Idaho it wears
a beard
 
it fetches naked
Indian
 
women from a river
Trumbull
 
Varnum Henderson
Frances
 
Willard’s corset is
absurd—
 
Banks White Columbus
stretched
 
in bed men felling trees
 
The Hon. Michael
C. Kerr
 
onetime Speaker of
the House
 
of Representatives
Perry
 
in a rowboat on Lake
Erie
 
changing ships the
dead
 
among the wreckage
sickly green

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