About William Empson:
Sir William Empson is his first, Seven Types of Ambiguity, published in 1930.
Slowly the poison the whole blood stream fills. It is not the effort nor the failure tires. The waste remains, the waste remains and kills.
Law makes long spokes of the short stakes of men.
It seems unpleasantly refined to put things off till someone knows.
You don't want madhouse and the whole thing there.
The heart of standing is you cannot fly.
Waiting for the end, boys, waiting for the end.
My heart pumps yet the poison draught of you.