Walter de la Mare Quotes

Softly along the road of evening, In a twilight dim with rose, Wrinkled with age, and drenched with dew Old Nod, the shepherd, goes.
Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. Nod (l. 1-4). OxBTC. Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (1973) Oxford University Press.
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His are the quiet steeps of dreamland, The waters of no-more-pain; His ram's bell rings 'neath an arch of stars, "Rest, rest, and rest again."
Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. Nod (l. 17-20). OxBTC. Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (1973) Oxford University Press.
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Wonderful lovely there she sat, Singing the night away, All in the solitudinous sea Of that there lonely bay.
Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. Sam (l. 29-31). FaBV. Family Book of Verse, The. Lewis Gannett, ed. (1961) Harper & Row.
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Slowly, silently, now the moon Walks the night in her silver shoon;
Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. Silver (l. 1-2). FaPO-. Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday & Company.
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A harvest mouse goes scampering by, With silver claws and silver eye; And moveless fish in the water gleam, By silver reeds in a silver stream.
Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. Silver (l. 11-14). FaPO-. Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday & Company.
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Some one came knocking At my wee, small door; Some one came knocking, I'm sure—sure—sure;
Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. Some one came knocking (l. 1-4). FaPO-. Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday & Company.
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Dobbin at manger pulls his hay: Gone is another summer's day.
Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. Summer Evening (l. 7-8). FM. Fellow Mortals; an Anthology of Animal Verse. Roy Fuller, comp. (1981) MacDonald and Evans Ltd.
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Old Rover in his moss-greened house Mumbles a bone, and barks at a mouse.
Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. Summer Evening (l. 3-4). FM. Fellow Mortals; an Anthology of Animal Verse. Roy Fuller, comp. (1981) MacDonald and Evans Ltd.
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A face peered. All the grey night In chaos of vacancy shone; Naught but vast sorrow was there— The sweet cheat gone.
Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. The Ghost (l. 18-20). OAEL-2. 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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'Who knocks?' 'I, who was beautiful, Beyond all dreams to restore, I from the roots of the dark thorn am hither, And knock on the door.'
Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. The Ghost (l. 1-4). OAEL-2. 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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