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Yeats [by George Charles Beresford, 1911]

On Those That Hated ‘The Playboy of the Western World,’ 1907
by William Butler Yeats
from Responsibilities [1914]




Once, when midnight smote the air,
Eunuchs ran through Hell and met
On every crowded street to stare
Upon great Juan riding by:
Even like these to rail and sweat
Staring upon his sinewy thigh.


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