Quotation by Hugh MacDiarmid

In spite of all their kind some elements of worth
With difficulty persist here and there on earth.
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978), Scottish poet. Another Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries (l. 5–6). . ;

pseud. of Christopher Murray Grieve Selected Poetry [Hugh MacDiarmid]. Alan Riach and Michael Grieve, eds. (1992) New Directions.
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