And Were You Pleased?: Lord Dunsany

Frederic_Leighton_-_Helen_On_The_Walls_Of_Troy

“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?
Pleased?

I should say I was!”

Lord Dunsany 1878-1957

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