„Gracious Lord, oh bomb the Germans.
Spare their women for Thy Sake,
And if that is not too easy,
We will pardon Thy Mistake.
But, gracious Lord, whate'er shall be,
Don't let anyone bomb me.“

— John Betjeman, "In Westminster Abbey" line 1, from Old Lights for New Chancels (1940).

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