Skip to content

Hunter S. Thompson

  • by

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.