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42. “let us alone.”

by William H. Burleigh.

And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,

Saving, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us?

--Luke IV. 33, 34.

And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man night come by that way.

And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

--Matthew VIII. 28, 29.

“All that we ask, is to be let alone.”--Jeff. Davis.

“let us alone!” the unclean spirits cried--
     “Why com'st thou to torment us ere the time?”
“Let us alone!” still adding crime to crime,
     Shrieks the arch-traitor and Liberticide,
Who, drunk with hate, his country hath defied,
     And, with confederate thieves, would drag her down
From the high places of her old renown,
     And, with her ruin, sate his devilish pride.
No, Rebel, no! while knaves are held in scorn,
     And plotters of sedition are abhorred,
While good men shudder at the wretch forsworn,
     Whose perjuries mock the vengeance of the Lord;
While Justice lives, and God maintains his throne,
     The devils are “cast out” --not “let alone.”

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