Louis MacNeice quotes

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blind wantons like the gulls who scream
And rip the edge off any ideal or dream.
a fortress against ideas and against the
Shuddering insidious shock of the theory-vendors
Why do we like being Irish? Partly because
It gives us a hold on the sentimental English
And I envy the intransigence of my own
Countrymen who shoot to kill and never
she gives her children neither sense nor money
Who slouch arouond the world with a gesture and a brogue
A city built upon mud;
A culture built upon profit;
Up the Rebels, To Hell with the Pope,
And God Save--as you prefer--the King or Ireland.
It's no go the Government grants, it's no go the elections, Sit on your arse for fifty years and hang your hat on a pension.
It's no go the merry-go-round, it's no go the rickshaw
All we want is a limousine and a ticket for the peepshow.
It's no go the picture palace, it's no go the stadium,
It's no go the country cot with a pot of pink geraniums.
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