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Quotation by William Butler Yeats
They have gone about the world like wind,
But little time had they to pray
For whom the hangman's rope was spun,
And what, God help us, could they save?
William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), Irish poet. September 1913 (l. 11–14). . .
The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats. Richard J. Finneran, ed. (1989) Macmillan.
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