Splitting Hairs (A Cruel Tale)

3 Mar

Amazed, the populace that rites attend,
Believe whate’er they cannot comprehend,
And, inly edified to learn that two
Half-hairs joined so and so (as Art can do)
Have sweeter values and a grace more fit
Than Nature’s hairs that never have been split,
Bring cates and wines for sacrificial feasts,
And sell their garments to support the priests.

Ambrose Bierce, extract from the definition of
ART in The Devil’s Dictionary.

As Art can do

She will doubtlessly be sacrificed.

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