„We are in a great night of the world.“

Light (1919), Ch. XXII - Light
Kontext: We are in a great night of the world. The thing is to know if we shall wake up to-morrow. We have only one succor — we know of what the night is made. But shall we be able to impart our lucid faith, seeing that the heralds of warning are everywhere few, and that the greatest victims hate the only ideal which is not one, and call it utopian?

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—  Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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We build up the world's great cities,
And out of a fabulous story
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