For men have dulled their eyes with sin,And dimmed the light of heaven with doubt,And built their temple-walls to shut thee in,And framed their iron creeds to shut thee out.
If fallacies come knocking at my door,I'd rather feed, and shelter full a score,Than hide behind the black portcullis, doubt,And run the risk of barring one Truth out.And if pretension for a time deceive,And prove me one too ready to believe,Far less my shame, than if by stubborn act,I brand as lie, some great colossal Fact.ella wheeler wilcox
Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt,And every grin so merry draws one out.john wolcot
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