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William Shakespeare :
Let me have A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear As will disperse itself through all the veins That the life-weary taker may fall dead, And that the trunk may be discharged of breath As violently as hasty powder fired Doth hurry from the fatal cannon's womb.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British poet. Romeo and Juliet (V, i). . . The Unabridged William Shakespeare, William George Clark and William Aldis Wright, eds. (1989) Running Press.]
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The Sex Pistols :
When there's no future How can there be sin We're the flowers in the dustbin We're the poison in your human machine We're the future Your future God Save the Queen
[The Sex Pistols, British punk band (1976-1979). "God Save the Queen," on the album Never Mind the Bollocks ... Here's the Sex Pistols (1977).]
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Ben Jonson :
A new disease? I know not, new or old, But it may well be called poor mortals' plague: For, like a pestilence, it doth infect The houses of the brain ... Till not a thought, or motion, in the mind, Be free from the black poison of suspect.
[Ben Jonson (c. 1572-1637), British dramatist, poet. repr. In The Complete Plays, vol. 1, ed. G.A. Wilkes, 1981). Kitely, in Every Man in His Humour, act 2, sc. 3, l. 55-67 (performed 1598, published 1616).]
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John Ashbery :
We are prisoners of the world's demented sink. The soft enchantments of our years of innocence Are harvested by accredited experience Our fondest memories soon turn to poison And only oblivion remains in season.
[John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Some Words."]
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Dylan Thomas :
Shall I let in the stranger, Shall I welcome the sailor, Or stay till the day I die? Hands of the stranger and holds of the ships, Hold you poison or grapes?
[Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. "Ears in the turrets hear."]
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Anne Sexton :
I was the poison breather. I was a professional, but you saved me from the awful babble of that calling.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Iron Hans."]
Oscar Wilde :
The vilest deeds like poison weeds, Bloom well in prison-air; It is only what is good in Man That wastes and withers there: Pale Anguish keeps the heavy gate, And the Warder is Despair.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish author. The Ballad of Reading Gaol (l. 559-564). . . Oxford Book of Narrative Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1983) Oxford University Press.]
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Earl Of Surrey, Henry Howard :
Jewel of jeopardy that peril doth assail, False and untrue, enticed oft to treason, Enemy to youth (that most may I bewail!), Ah, bitter sweet! infecting as the poison, Thou farest as fruit that with the frost is taken: Today ready ripe, tomorrow all too shaken.
[Henry Howard, Earl Of Surrey (1517?-1547), British poet, courtier. Brittle beauty, that nature made so frail (l. 9-14). . . Silver Poets of the Sixteenth Century (Everyman's Library). Gerald Bullett, ed. (1947) J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.]
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Sir Iqbal, Muhammad :
Thou didst create the night, but I made the lamp. Thou didst create clay, but I made the cup. Thou didst create the deserts, mountains and forests, I produced the orchards, gardens and groves. It is I who made the glass out of stone, And it is I who turn a poison into an antidote.
[Muhammad, Sir Iqbal (1873-1938), Indian poet, philosopher. Quoted in Anita Desai, The Clear Light of Day, ch. 2 (1980).]
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Aeschylus :
For not many men, the proverb saith, Can love a friend whom fortune prospereth Unenvying; and about the envious brain Cold poison clings, and doubles all the pain Life brings him.
[Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek dramatist. Agamemnon, in Agamemnon, l. 832-6, trans. by Gilbert Murray. See Vidal on success.]
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