Hunter S. Thompson

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Among the tributes to Hunter S. Thompson, who died this week, the best is in the Independent, where, along with a piece by long-time collaborator Ralph Steadman, they quoted this. It’s W.B.Yeat’s reworking of the latin inscription Swift wrote for himself.

Swift has sailed into his rest;
Savage indignation there
Cannot lacerate his breast.
Imitate him if you dare,
World-besotted traveller; he
Served human liberty.

R.I.P