Quotation by Philip Larkin

the dread

That how we live measures our own nature,
And at his age having no more to show
Than one hired box should make him pretty sure
He warranted no better,
Philip Larkin (1922–1985), British poet. Mr. Bleaney (l. 24–28). . .

Collected Poems of Philip Larkin. Anthony Thwaite, ed. (1988) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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