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B. 1731 D. 1800
Here lies, whom hound did ne'er pursue, nor swifter greyhound follow, whose foot ne'er tainted morning dew, nor ear heard huntsman's halloo'. - William Cowper 'Epitaph on a hare'
B. 1874 D. 1963
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
B. 1844 D. 1889
“A great work by an Englishman is like a great battle won by England. It is an unfading bay tree.”
B. 1932 D. 1963
The blood jet is poetry,/ There is no stopping it. - 'Kindness', Sylvia Plath (written 1st February 1963)
B. 1922 D. 1985
I'd like to think...that people in pubs would talk about my poems. - Larkin to his publisher