Sir John Collings Squire (2 April 1884 – 20 December 1958) was a British poet, writer, historian, and influential literary editor of the post-World War I period.
- It did not last: the devil, shouting "Ho.
Let Einstein be," restored the status quo.
- "In continuation of Pope on Newton" from Poems (1926); Squire is here extending upon the famous statement of Alexander Pope:
- Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night:
God said, Let Newton be! — and all was light.
- As quoted in The Epigrammatists : A Selection from the Epigrammatic Literature of Ancient, Mediæval, and Modern Times (1875) by Henry Philip Dodd, p. 329.
- The better production of our generation has been mainly lyrical and it has been widely diffused.
- Selections from Modern Poets, Complete Edition (1927), p. vi.
- And I've swallowed, I grant, a beer of lot -
But 'I'm not so think as you drunk I am.
- Ballade of Soporific Absorption (1931).
- Now there once was a lass, and a very pretty lass,
And she was an isotope's daughter
- The Lass o' the Lab - A Modern Folksong.
- At last incapable of further harm,
The lewd forefathers of the village sleep.
- If Gray had had to write his Elegy in the Cemetery of Spoon River instead of in that of Stoke Poges.