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Joaquin Miller

Joaquin Miller was the penname of the hyperbolical American eccentric Cincinnatus Hiner Miller (1837 - 1913). Called (mainly by himself) the "Poet of the Sierras" and the "Byron of the Rockies", he was, at various times and among other occupations: a lawyer and a judge, a newspaper writer and a Pony Express rider, and a mining-camp cook who came down with scurvy from eating what he cooked. He was more of a celebrity in England than in his native U.S.

Miller is best remembered today for one of his poems:

In men whom men condemn as ill
I find so much of goodness still.
In men whom men pronounce divine
I find so much of sin and blot
I do not dare to draw a line
Between the two, where God has not.

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