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Quotation by Sir John Betjeman
Gracious Lord, oh bomb the Germans.
Spare their women for Thy Sake,
And if that is not too easy
We will pardon Thy Mistake.
But gracious Lord, whate'er shall be,
Don't let anyone bomb me.
Sir John Betjeman (1906–1984), British poet. In Westminster Abbey, st. 2, Old Lights for New Chancels (1940).
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