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In the same vein, one must question whether the inaction comported with the spirit of the Resolves or whether, when confronted by the objurgations of the Northern states, Virginia and Kentucky abandoned any thoughts of further action, declining to push harder because of the staunch opposition.
These objurgations are followed by the kindlier cycle "Homeland," opening with scales performed by a baritone owl and reaching a burlesque climax with a snowmobile racketing northward across the fields: "It must have been the winter / which fled over the last / strips of snow or who / sent his orderly / to the North Pole for help.