Alec Derwent Hope

(1907 - 2000)

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  • ''Adam had learned the jolly deed of kind:
    He took her in his arms and there and then
    Like the clean beasts, embracing from behind,
    Began in joy to found the breed of men.''
    Alec Derwent Hope (b. 1907), Australian poet. Imperial Adam (l. 25-28). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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  • ''quaking muscles in the act of birth,
    Between her legs a pigmy face appear,
    And the first murderer lay upon the earth.''
    Alec Derwent Hope (b. 1907), Australian poet. Imperial Adam (l. 42-44). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.

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