They say my verse is sad: no wonder; Its narrow measure spans Tears of eternity, and sorrow, Not mine, but man's. This is for all ill-treated fellows Unborn and unbegot, For them to read when they're in trouble And I am not.
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- by Alfred Edward Housman (1859 - 1936), no title, appears in More Poems, first published 1936 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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