Quotation by Alec Derwent Hope

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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