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Quotation by Robert Graves
There's a cool web of language winds us in,
Retreat from too much joy or too much fear:
We grow sea-green at last and coldly die
In brininess and volubility.
Robert Graves (1895–1985), British poet, novelist, critic. The Cool Web (l. 9–12). . .
Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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