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But here's an object more of dread Than ought the grave contains — A human form with reason fled, While wretched life remains. Poor Matthew! Once of genius bright, A fortune-favored child — Now locked for aye, in mental night, A haggard mad-man wild. Canto II But this is past; and

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the administration headed by James Buchanan tried to railroad through a constitution called the Lecompton Constitution, which would have made Kansas a slave state, but on the basis of a phony vote. Douglas stuck to his popular-sovereignty doctrine, which meant that the people of the territory