Hoppean Care-Taker Kings Are Even Worse

Farewell To A Name And Number by Alfred Edward Housman

Farewell to a name and a number
Recalled again
To darkness and silence and slumber
In blood and pain.
So ceases and turns to the thing
He was born to be
A soldier cheap to the King
And dear to me;
So smothers in blood the burning
And flaming flight
Of valour and truth returning
To dust and night.

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