Chesterton: The Men That God Made Mad

His harp was carved and cunning,
His sword prompt and sharp,
And he was gay when he held the sword,
Sad when he held the harp.

For the great Gaels of Ireland
Are the men that God made mad,
For all their wars are merry,
And all their songs are sad.

– G.K. Chesterton, The Ballad of the White Horse

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