Ezra Pound Quote
There died a myriad,
And of the best, among them,
For an old bitch gone in the teeth,
For a botched civilization.
Charm, smiling at the good mouth,
Quick eyes gone under earth's lid,
For two gross of broken statues,
For a few thousand battered books.
Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. E.P. Ode pour l'élection de son sepulchre, V