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ON THOSE THAT HATED 'THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD', by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once, when midnight smote the air
Last Line: Staring upon his sinewy thigh.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Synge, John Millington (1871-1909)


ONCE, when midnight smote the air,
Eunuchs ran through Hell and met
On every crowded street to stare
Upon great Juan riding by:
Even like these to rail and sweat
Staring upon his sinewy thigh.





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