The stone drops from his arms, and, falling short For want of vigor, mocks his vain effort.
As, when the winds their airy quarrel try, Justling from ev’ry quarter of the sky, This way and that the mountain oak they bend, His boughs they shatter, and his branches rend; With leaves and falling mast they spread the ground; The hollow valleys echo to the sound: Unmov’d, the royal plant their fury mocks, Or, shaken, clings more closely to the rocks; Far as he shoots his tow’ring head on high, So deep in earth his fix’d foundations lie.
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I will not permit the defendant to make a mockery of this trial.
Abuses at Abu Ghraib made a mockery of American idealism.