I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands
and wrote my will across the sky in stars
To gain you Freedom, the seven-pillared worthy house,
that your eyes might be shining for me
When I came.
T. E. Lawrence Dedicatory poem to The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1922)
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T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, (New York: Doubleday, Anchor Books 1st ed., 1991), p. 31.