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Quotation by Robert Graves
Why have such scores of lovely, gifted girls
Married impossible men?
Simple self-sacrifice may be ruled out,
And missionary endeavour, nine times out of ten.
Robert Graves (1895–1985), British poet, novelist, critic. A Slice of Wedding Cake (l. 1–4). . .
New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250–1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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