Гилберт Кит Честертон (Gilbert Keith Chesterton)
Текст оригинала на английском языке
The Higher Unity
The Rev. Isaiah Bunter has disappeared into the interior of the Solomon Islands, and it is feared that he may have been devoured by the natives, as there has been a considerable revival of religious customs among the Polynesians. --A real paragraph from a real Paper; only the names altered. It was Isaiah Bunter Who sailed to the world's end, And spread religion in a way That he did not intend. He gave, if not the gospel-feast, At least a ritual meal; And in a highly painful sense He was devoured with zeal. And who are we (as Henson says) That we should close the door? And should not Evangelicals All jump at shedding Gore? And many a man will melt in man, Becoming one, not two, When smacks across the startled earth The Kiss of Kikuyu. When Man is the Turk, and the Atheist, Essene, Erastian, Whig, And the Thug and the Druse and the Catholic And the crew of the Captain's gig.
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