Breathes there a man with hide so toughIt was attributed to one one Samuel Hoffenstein (1890-1947), whom I discovered to be remembered primarily as a screenwriter, having worked on the scripts for many movies, some credited to him like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931, directed by Rouben Mamoulian) and Phantom of the Opera (1943), others uncredited, like The Wizard of Oz (1939).
Who says two sexes aren't enough?
I came to this quotation in some commentary on a Clifford Simak short story, "Mirage" (variant title "Seven Came Back"), first published in Amazing in October 1950, because Simak's story concerns a race of aliens with seven sexes. I wondered whether the poem from which these lines came might be more interesting in full context. Alas, that is not true.
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How exquisite my sorrows look
Neatly marshalled in a book,
Hung on the iambic line
In an orderly design!
I was not inspired to read further, so I cannot say whether Samuel Hoffenstein deserves to be remembered alongside of John William Burgon as a poet who is remembered for only a short line or two. Burgon (1813-1888) won the Newdigate Prize at Oxford in 1845 for his poem Petra, which described the place of the title in an immortal line as "a rose-red city half as old as time." (There is nothing else remotely interesting in the poem Petra, which I read years ago. Burgon even lifted part of his line "half as old as time" from an earlier poet, Samuel Rogers.)