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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. Lord Lundy
  2. The Tiger
  3. Tarantella
  4. Is there any reward?
  5. Lines to a Don


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