Alec Derwent Hope Poems

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Alec Derwent Hope
Alec Derwent Hope (July 21, 1907 - July 13, 2000) was an Australian poet and essayist known for his satirical slant. He was also a critic, teacher and academic. Hope was born in Cooma, New South Wales, and educated partly at home and in Tasmania. He attended Fort Street Boys High School, Sydney University, and then the University of Oxford on a scholarship. Returning to Australia in 1931 he then trained as a teacher, and spent some time drifting. He worked as a psychologist with the New South Wales Department of Labour and Industry, and as a lecturer in Education and English at Sydney Teachers College (1937-44). He was a lecturer at the University of Melbourne from 1945 to 1950, and in 1951 took the post as the first professor of English at the newly-founded Canberra University College, later of the Australian National University(ANU) when the two institutions merged, a chair he held until retiring in 1968. From 1968 was appointed Emeritus Professor at the ANU.

the perfume
"... marked males of the silkworm moth have been known to fly upwind seven
miles to a fragrant... [read poem]
his coy mistress to mr. marvell
Since you have world enough and time
Sir, to admonish me in rhyme,
Pray Mr Marvell, can it... [read poem]
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