We for a certainty are not the first
Have sat in taverns while the tempest hurled
Their hopeful plans to emptiness, and cursed
Whatever brute and blackguard made the world.

A. E. Housman (1859-1936) English scholar and poet [Alfred Edward Housman]
Last Poems, No. 9, st. 3 (1922)


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