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English writer D.H. Lawrence... “I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.” from Complete Poems of D. H. Lawrence
Robert Graves (Robert von Ranke Graves,1895–1985), was an English poet, scholar, translator, and writer of antiquity specializing in Classical Greece and Rome, and novelist. During his long life he produced more than 140 works. He earned his living from writing, particularly popular historical novels such as I, Claudius, King Jesus, The Golden Fleece, and Count Belisarius. He was also a prominent translator of Classical Latin and Ancient Greek texts.