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Quotation by Hugh MacDiarmid
Auden, MacNeice, Day Lewis, I have read them all,
Hoping against hope to hear the authentic call . . .
And know the explanation I must pass is this
MYou cannot light a match on a crumbling wall.
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978), Scottish poet, critic. British Leftist Poetry (1930-1940).
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