Quotation by Austin Clarke

How many councils and decrees
Have perished in the simple prayer
That gave obedience to the knee;
Austin Clarke (1896–1974), Irish poet. Night and Morning (l. 19–21). . .

Modern American & British Poetry. Louis Untermeyer, ed., in consultation with Karl Shapiro and Richard Wilbur. (Rev., shorter ed., 1955) Harcourt, Brace and Company.
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