And Were You Pleased?: Lord Dunsany


“And were you pleased?” they asked of Helen in Hell.
“Pleased?” answered she, “when all Troy’s towers fell,
And dead were Priam’s sons, and lost his throne,
And such a war was fought as none had known,
And even the gods took part, and all because of me alone?

I should say I was!”

Lord Dunsany 1878-1957

The illustration is ‘Helen on the walls of Troy’ (1865) by Frederic Leighton 1830-1896

About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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