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Rupert Brooke
(1887-1915) born on
Aug 03
English poet. He was a gifted youth whose early death in World War I contributed to his idealized image; best known work is the sonnet sequence "1914."
Breathless, we flung us on the windy hill,
Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.

A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given.
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
Incredibly, inordinately, devastatingly, immortally, calamitously, hearteningly, adorably beautiful.
A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
The women there do all they ought;
The men observe the Rules of Thought.
They love the Good; they worship Truth;
They laugh uproariously in youth;
(And when they get to feeling old,
They up and shoot themselves, I'm told).
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Hill."
R: "The Soldier."
A: "Rupert Brooke," by C. Hassall.
N: From a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
K: Of "suburbia" and the people of Grantchester, outside Cambridge, England; "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester."

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