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  • All the hapless silent lovers, All the prisoners in the prisons, all the righteous and the wicked, All the joyous, all the sorrowing, all the living, all the dying, Pioneers!
  • My Days I sing, and the Lands—with interstice I knew of hapless War.
  • I see Christ eating the bread of his last supper in the midst of youths and old persons, I see where the strong divine young man the Hercules toil’d faithfully and long and then died, I see the place of the innocent rich life and hapless fate of the beautiful nocturnal son, the full-limb’d Bacchus, I see Kneph, blooming, drest in blue, with the crown of feathers on his head, I see Hermes, unsuspected, dying, well-belov’d, saying to the people Do not weep for me, This is not my true…

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  • Hapless child
    Sophocles  --  Antigone

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