In a civil war, a general must knowand I'm afraid it's a thing rather of instinct than of practicehe must know exactly when to move over to the other side.
1959 Not a DrumWas Heard:TheWar Memoirs of General Gland, unpublished radio play.
It is, we believe, Idle to hope that the simple stirrup-pump Can extinguish hell.Henry Reed
Modest? My word, no? He was an all-the-lights-on man.Henry Reed
And the sooner the tea's out of the way, the sooner we can get out the gin, eh?Henry Reed
We can slide it Rapidly backwards and forwards: we call this Easing the spring. And rapidly backwards and forwards The early bees are assaulting and fumbling the flowers: They call it easing the Spring.Henry Reed
There may be dead ground in between; and I may not have got The knack of judging a distance; I will only venture A guess that perhaps between me and the apparent lovers, (Who, incidentally, appear by now to have finished,) At seven o'clock from the houses, is roughly a distance Of about one year and a half.Henry Reed
As we get older we do not get any younger. Seasons return, and today I am fifty-five, And this time last year I was fifty-four, And this time next year I shall be sixty-two.Henry Reed