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Poem by Hilaire Belloc

On Torture: A Public Singer

Torture will give a dozen pence or more 
To keep a drab from bawling at his door. 
The public taste is quite a different thing- 
Torture is positively paid to sing.

Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc's other poems:
  1. Franklin Hyde
  2. Charles Augustus Fortescue
  3. The Dromedary
  4. The Telephone
  5. Godolphin Horne

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