Aleister Crowley,black magician and mystic,died 1947 - his autobiographical Confessions concludes with the following
"What may befall,I know not,and I have almost ceased to care.It is enough that I should press towards the mark of my high calling,secure in the magical virtue of my oath:"
"I shall endure unto the end."
Sir Walter Ralegh,Elizabethan courtier,poet and explorer,beheaded 1618
"So the heart be right,it is no matter which way the head lieth."
I wonder where its mother is?