London – Francis William Lauderdale Adams (1862 – 1893)

CRUEL City, London, London,
Where, duped slaves of devils’ creeds,
Men and women desperate, undone,
Dream such dreams, and do such deeds:
London, London, cruel city,
By day serpent, by night vampire —
God, in thy great pity, pity,
Give us light — though it be fire!

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