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English writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985)

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It appeared that the candidate had asked Josiah Graves to take the chair.
If people cannot be assured of graves, I fear they will no longer die, and the best interests of civilisation will wither like a frosted leaf.
They found the sharp new heap they were seeking, and ensconced themselves within the protection of three great elms that grew in a bunch within a few feet of the grave.
In thee still liveth also the unrealisedness of my youth; and as life and youth sittest thou here hopeful on the yellow ruins of graves.
said the goblin; "who makes graves at a time when all other men are merry, and takes a pleasure in it?
Well, you fellows might have had sense enough to suspect that he would return to her grave some time.
Well then," he said, "you want to see the tombs - graves - folks been buried, you know - coffins
The Story Girl selected the spot for the grave, in a little corner behind the cherry copse, where early violets enskied the grass in spring, and we boys dug the grave, making it "soft and narrow," as the heroine of the old ballad wanted hers made.
The graves are sunk in the living rock, and are very permanent; but occupation of them is only temporary; the occupant can only stay till his grave is needed by a later subject, he is removed, then, for they do not bury one body on top of another.
They had an infant with them, and had laid it down asleep upon a child's grave, in a little bed of leaves.
Seated, as in life, with his form and limbs arranged in grave and decent composure, Uncas appeared, arrayed in the most gorgeous ornaments that the wealth of the tribe could furnish.
And so the white-haired old man repeated the burial service over this strange grave, while his four companions stood with bowed and uncovered heads about him.
All day Friday Jelinek was off with Ambrosch digging the grave, chopping out the frozen earth with old axes.
Fairlie's grave, and to examine the ground about it.
Imagine him a person of grave and benevolent aspect, dressed in a black velvet suit, with a broad ruff around his neck, and a peaked beard upon his chin.