Title: from "Epitaph on a tyrant," W.H. Auden
1. "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori" – "It is sweet and right to die for your country (fatherland)" – from poem, same name, by Wilfred Owen, WWI
2. "And some of the time you would say it was luck, / and some of the time you would say it was weather." – Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer, "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Eliot
3. "A shudder in the loins engenders there / the broken wall, the burning roof and tower / and Agamemnon dead." - William Butler Yeats, "Leda and the Swan"
4. "Cry woe, destruction, ruin, and decay: the worst is death, and death will have his day." – Shakespeare, Richard II 3:2
5. John Milton, "O dearly-bought revenge, yet glorious! / Living or dying thou hast fulfill'd the work for which thou wast foretold"
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