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When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,
And when he cried the little children died in the streets.

W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. Epitaph on a Tyrant (l. 5–6). . .

Juvenilia; Poems, 1922-1928 [W. H. Auden]. Katherine Bucknell, ed. (1994) Princeton University Press.

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