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EPITAPHS OF THE WAR, 1914-18: A DEAD STATESMAN, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: I could not dig: I dared not rob
Last Line: Mine angry and defrauded young?
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War - Home Front; World War I; First World War

I could not dig; I dared not rob:
Therefore I lied to please the mob.
Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?

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