On Those That Hated The 'Playboy Of The Western World,' 1907

William Butler Yeats 1865 (Sandymount) – 1939 (Menton)

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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