Recalling wise words of Tennyson's poem
Sinn Fein, in pulling down the Assembly, might carefully ponder the prescient words of Lord Alfred Tennyson in the following verse from his poem In Memoriam in relation to their own "slowly dying cause".
The verse also contains a wider message for voters in the forthcoming election, about the need to move away from our "ancient forms of party strife".
Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.