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The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.

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Robert von Ranke Graves (July 24, 1895December 7, 1985) was an English scholar, poet, and novelist. During his long life, he produced more than 140 works in total. He was the son of Alfred Perceval Graves, the Anglo-Irish writer.

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