Quotation by Louis MacNeice

I was the rector's son, born to the anglican order,
Banned for ever from the candles of the Irish poor;
The Chichesters knelt in marble at the end of a transept
With ruffs about their necks, their portion sure.
Louis MacNeice (1907–1963), Anglo-Irish poet. Carrickfergus (l. 17–20). . .

New Oxford Book of Irish Verse, The. Thomas Kinsella, ed. and tr. (1986) Oxford University Press.
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