Orwell Feared

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    To a surprising extent the war-lords in shining armour, the apostles of the martial virtues, tend not to die fighting when the time comes. History is full of ignominious getaways by the great and famous.
    —George Orwell (1903–1950)

    I feared these present years,
    The middle twenties,
    When deftness disappears,
    And each event is
    Freighted with a source-encrusting doubt,
    And turned to drought.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)