Portrait of the Queen

Her Life

Queen of Kings, The Lady of the Two Lands, the Goddess who loves her father, Isis

To J. W. Worthy, Professor


       Touched of course by your silly exchange with Saint Augustine, we thought to approach you, perhaps in dream, by way of revealing something of the womanly sensorium as regards this little nothing of ours which so charms and maddens, and of the true uses to which the feminine lends herself.  An intelligent and feeling man from a primitive civilization such as your own is necessarily of some interest to the goddess, especially in his sufferings.

       And then the little orator pipes up, first to make a show of  his Greek learning and supercilious attitude toward Hellenism, then in order to display his grand Roman concern for public policy.  This, the senator who uses clever rhetoric to condone Roman depredation of Egyptian subjects for private aggrandizement!  And to you he comes as paragon of public service!

         It ill beseems divinity to quarrel with a chickpea.  To a man like you of course, certain self-contradictions speak for themselves.  He begins by sniffing contemptuously at American democracy and egalitarianism, then takes umbrage that you slight the founders of--that same democracy!

                                 The blessings of ancient fertility be extended even to the sacred dust at the 98th Meridian!

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