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“My first thought was, he lied in every word …”

“My first thought was, he lied in every word,
“That hoary cripple, with malicious eye
“Askance to watch the workings of his lie
“On mine, and mouth scarce able to afford
“Suppression of the glee, that pursed and scored
“Its edge, at one more victim gained thereby.”

—  From Robert Browning’s “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

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