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    And down in fathoms many went the captain and the crew;
    Down went the owners—greedy men whom hope of gain
    Oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    It smells like gangrene starting in a mildewed silo; it tastes like the wrath to come, and when you absorb a deep swig of it you have all the sensations of having swallowed a lighted kerosene lamp.
    —For the State of Kentucky, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    what most appals
    Is that tiny first shiver,
    That stumble, whereby
    We know beyond doubt
    They have almost run out
    And are starting to die.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)