Robert Graves Quotes

Dwell on her graciousness, dwell on her smiling, Do not forget what flowers The great boar trampled down in ivy time. Her brow was creamy as the crested wave, Her sea-blue eyes were wild But nothing promised that is not performed.
Robert Graves (1895-1985), British poet, novelist, critic. To Juan at the Winter Solstice (l. 37-42). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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he was nothing to be won or lost. All lands to him were Ithaca: love-tossed He loathed to fraud, yet would not bed alone.
Robert Graves (1895-1985), British poet, novelist, critic. Ulysses (l. 23-25). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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One, two and many: flesh had made him blind, Flesh had one pleasure only in the act, Flesh set one purpose only in the mind— Triumph of flesh and afterwards to find Still those same terrors wherewith flesh was racked.
Robert Graves (1895-1985), British poet, novelist, critic. Ulysses (l. 16-20). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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Children, if you dare to think Of the greatness, rareness, muchness, Fewness of this precious only Endless world in which you say You live,
Robert Graves (1895-1985), British poet, novelist, critic. Warning to Children (l. 1-5). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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