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Shall I pose as poet? ’Tis no great crime to do so. I began my “Lotos Eaters” with the following mighty lines: “O dreamy land of stealing shadows! O peace-breathing land of calm afternoon! O languid land of smile and lullaby! 16 The American Diary O land of fragrant bliss and ﬂower! ” Then I feared that some impertinent poet might have said the same thing many a year before. Poem manufacture is a slow job. Modern people slight it, calling it an old fashion. Shall I give it up for some more brilliant up-to-date pose?
He does not forget to keep up his honourable standard of diplomatist even in drinking, I fancy. I see charm in the eloquence of a drunkard. I exposed myself on deck for the ﬁrst time. I wasn’t strong enough, alas! to face the threatening grandeur of the ocean. Its divineness struck and wounded me. O such an expanse of oily-looking waters! O such a menacing largeness! One star, just one sad star, shone above. I thought that the little star was trembling alone on a deck of some ship in the sky. Star and I cried.
He is good-natured like a rubber stamp. But I am sorry to say that he does not ﬁt Amerikey. I was relieved when he announced that his departure would occur to-morrow. My dignity was saved. I cut a square piece of paper. I pencilled on it as follows: To the Japanese Legation The City of Mexico Handle Carefully, Easily Broken. I put it on the large palm of the minister. I warned him that he should never forget to pin it on his breast. ” he said. ” followed as usual. Bye-bye! The negroes are horrid.